Police kill man, find dead woman in home

A man police say called dispatchers and told them he had killed somebody in a Sunnyvale home has been shot and killed after police say he charged officers with a gun.

A Sunnyvale police spokesman says the man was fatally shot after he charged police who had surrounded the home on the 600 block of San Pedro Ave.  a little before 11 a.m. Thursday.

As he charged, the sound of several gunshots — apparently from members of a SWAT team — could be heard.

After the shooting, Sunnyvale police Capt. Dave Pitts told reporters:

“The SWAT team approached the residence and made contact with the individual inside the residence.  At that point, the individual charged the officers with a weapon. The officers were forced to open fire and shoot the individual.”

When officers entered the home, they found the body of a woman inside.

Police say the trouble started around 8 a.m.  when dispatchers took a call from the man who said he had killed somebody at the home.

A SWAT team was called in and surrounded the house, while police told residents of the area to stay inside their homes.

It’s not known what relationship — if any — there was between the man shot by police and the woman found dead inside the home. Their names have not been released.