San Jose police officer shot and killed

A veteran San Jose police officer was killed in a shooting on Senter Road Tuesday evening and a search is underway for the suspect, a police spokesman said.

Officers responded to a report of a man armed with a gun threatening to kill himself in the 2600 block of Senter Road around 6:50 p.m., San Jose police Officer Albert Morales said. Arriving officers were met with gunfire, he said. One of the officers was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, Morales said.

UPDATE 3/24 Armed suspect not in custody in San Jose police shooting.

Officers have surrounded the area and are looking for the suspect, he said. Police did not release further details.

An employee at a Vietnamese restaurant on Senter Road a block away from the shooting said police informed them that there was somebody in the area with a high-power rifle. The employee, who declined to give his name, said police instructed them to stay in place at the restaurant, where there were roughly 20 customers tonight.