An officer-involved shooting occurred at El Camino Real and Scott Boulevard on Saturday morning.
On Saturday, October 21 at approximately 1:13 a.m., Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety issued a bulletin to look out for a vehicle that had just been stolen in their city.
At approximately 1:40 a.m. a Santa Clara Police Officer spotted the stolen vehicle driving on the El Camino Real. When another officer arrived, they stopped the stolen vehicle on El Camino Real at Scott Boulevard. When the officers exited their patrol vehicles, the suspect put his car in reverse and rammed into a police vehicle.
The suspect continued to fail to listen to the officer’s lawful commands to stop. The officer, in fear for his life, discharged his duty weapon at the suspect. The suspect was struck and was given first aid by officers. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition.
The suspect, who was driving a stolen vehicle, has been identified as 24-year-old Omar Gomez of San Jose. He is on parole for felony burglary and he does not possess a driver’s license.
The officer involved in the shooting was placed on routine paid administrative leave.
Anyone with information about this case (#17-9192) is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Scott Fitzgerald at (408) 615-4806.
The City’s press release has been edited for length and clarity.