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Published on June 12, 2024
San José Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Firing at Police, SJPD Investigates Attempted MurderSource: San José Police Department

San José Police Department recently apprehended 52-year-old Anthony Handy after he allegedly fired multiple gunshots at officers. According to the San José Police Department, the incident, now categorized as an attempted murder, occurred in the early hours of June 9 when police were called to the 700 block of Delaware Avenue to check on an adult male throwing objects from a window.

Upon their arrival, officers identified themselves and tried to communicate with Handy, which led to no avail. As the officers withdrew, Handy reportedly shot at them, fortunately missing them. SJPD's Tactical Negotiator Unit and MERGE Unit later arrived to assist, but initial negotiations were unsuccessful. Eventually, Handy was prompted to surrender after non-lethal chemical agents were deployed, resulting in him jumping out of a second-story window and sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

"Our Officers put their lives on the line everyday," stated Acting Chief of Police Paul Joseph, per the San José Police Department, "but these deadly attacks are becoming all too frequent here in San José and we can not allow this to continue." Handy has since been booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail for attempted murder, as reflected in the SJPD press release. The circumstances and motive behind Handy's actions are still under investigation.

In response to this violent episode, SJPD is reaching out to the community for further information. The department is encouraging anyone with knowledge about the case to contact Detective Soria of the Assaults Unit. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the P3TIPS mobile app, the tip line, or on the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers website. Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.