However, the suspect allegedly assaulted the officer and threatened to hit the officer and a nurse with the oxygen tank, then broke the window and jumped, however, but fell from a height of 20 feet.
According to the official version, two hospital security guards and the officer entered the room to prevent the suspect from escaping, but were unable to prevent the accident, where the man sustained injuries that police described as life-threatening .
San Jose: Man in custody smashes out window, falls to death at O'Connor Hospital https://t.co/gYpBjkRR6x— East Bay Times (@EastBayTimes) May 27, 2023
Officers and hospital staff provided immediate medical attention.
Following the crash, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office and the San Jose Police Department's homicide unit are conducting a joint criminal investigation, police said. The internal affairs unit of the San Jose Police Department, the City Attorney's Office and the Office of the Independent Police Auditor are monitoring the case, according to police.
For now, the Police said the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office will release the man's identity after the coroner's report and his family have been notified.