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San Jose man shot after charging officer with a knife arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

SAN JOSE — Khanh Tran, who was shot and wounded after reportedly charging at an officer with a knife, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.

Police were called to Lewis and Senter roads around 12:35 p.m. Friday after reports of a man with a knife threatening people and then stabbing himself.

The first officer to arrive at the scene was confronted by the man, who ignored commands to drop the knife and charged at the officer, according to police. The officer discharged his firearm, hitting the suspect at least once.

Tran, of San Jose, was transported to Regional Medical Center, where he is listed in critical conditions. He was arrested and paper booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.

The officer, who was not identified, was placed on routine paid administrative leave.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a joint criminal investigation and the case is being monitored by the police department’s Internal Affairs Unit, the City Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Independent Police Auditor.

Anyone with information about the case, may contact Detective Sgt. Michael Montonye or Detective Jason Tanner at 408-277-5283, or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP or svcrimestoppers.org.