Man allegedly attacks mom with ax, shot by police

Credit: KRON

SAN JOSE (KRON) —  A man who allegedly struck his mother with an ax and was shot by two officers at a quiet South San Jose neighborhood this morning is expected to survive, police said.

The 26-year-old man, who has not been identified, will be booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the area of Lansing and Jarvis Avenue at around 8:30 a.m.

When they arrived, officers saw the 26-year-old wield an ax and attack a woman who was later identified as his mother.

Police said the man struck his mother in the head with the ax.

Two officers shot the suspect. He was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.

His mother was also taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.

The officers were not injured.

Police said the incident unfolded quickly with no time for negotiations before the officers opened fire.

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