San Jose hostage situation involving UPS truck ends, suspect shot, killed

ABC7 San Francisco | 2/15/2019 | Amanda del Castillo
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office says the suspect who was in a standoff in a UPS truck was shot and killed after attempting to run from the truck.

Santa Clara County Sheriff deputies and San Jose police were in a standoff with the suspect at North First Street and West Trimble Road after a slow speed chase.

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Deputies surrounded a UPS truck in San Jose following a chase on Thursday evening.

Friends have identified the suspect as Mark Morasky. They said they were on the phone with him during the standoff and talked him into surrendering, claiming he was prepared to go to jail before he was shot.

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The sheriff's office said around 5 p.m., deputies in plain clothes attempted to stop Morasky who was driving an SUV near Chynoweth Ave and Pearl Ave in San Jose. Deputies didn't elaborate the reason for the traffic stop.

They say Morasky took off and started firing at deputies in his escape. A patrol car was hit with a bullet in that initial pursuit. Morasky and his female passenger were able to get away on foot near Curtner and Communications Hill.

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They commandeered a nearby UPS truck. The UPS driver inside was taken hostage, and the second vehicle pursuit began. Spike strips were deployed at Highway 87 and Taylor Street, but deputies say the suspect continued driving. The pursuit eventually ended at North First and Trimble.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office says one shot took a suspect down, just before 7...
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