Pinpoint shot killed man who gunned down San Jose officer

Mar 27, 2015 10:57 AM by News Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The man who fatally wounded a San Jose police officer was then shot by a fellow lawman in a pinpoint shot that killed him instantly.

The San Jose Mercury News reports Friday that seconds after Scott Dunham gunned down Officer Michael Johnson from the cover of his enclosed second-story balcony, a fellow San Jose police officer on Tuesday night shot the 57-year-old Dunham dead.

The new information ended speculation about whether Dunham committed suicide. Johnson was called to the apartment to check on Dunham after a relative reported to police that he was intoxicated, armed and had mental illness.

San Jose police responded to Dunham's apartment after a welfare check was requested by one of his daughters in Paradise.

Meanwhile, two vigils are scheduled Friday. One is at 6:30 p.m. on Senter Road, where Johnson was shot. The other at 8 p.m. at San Jose City Hall. Planning for a large memorial service for Johnson is still underway.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News

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