A manhunt was underway Tuesday night after a veteran police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty in San Jose, California.
Police confirmed on Twitter that the officer had died after being shot while responding to a call.
Veteran San Jose Police Officer shot and killed responding to a call for service.— San Jose Police Dept (@San Jose Police Dept)1427256726.0
Details surrounding the incident were not immediately known. Calls by TheBlaze to the San Jose Police Department were not immediately returned.
One source told Mercury News that officers might have been responding to a call involving a mentally ill subject.
This is the scene at Senter and Lewis in San Jose. Reports of an officer shot. @kgoradio http://t.co/hQ3R6C5gZe— Nikki Medoro (@Nikki Medoro)1427253767.0
A large police presence was at the scene of the crime as authorities searched for the suspect.
This is a developing news story. Updates will be added.
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