SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – An armed suspect who held UPS hostages after kidnapped his truck and police force chasing through San Jose was shot dead in the courtyard of the KPIX brigade.
Police sources identified as Mark Morasky was once shot dead by law enforcement agencies while parked out of a UPS truck holding firearms
. pm The spokeswoman for the sheriff of Santa Clara County did not say why they tried to drag the suspect and his wife-woman first.
The investigators said that two suspects shot dead MPs – getting into a patrol vehicle – then ran out of the black SUV they were in and carjacked the UPS truck, taking the hostage driver and speeding through the streets of San Jose.
The deputies launched a spike band on Highway 87 and Taylor but the truck continued to move for miles until it arrived at a stop at a lively junction at Trimble and First. The area is surrounded by businesses and restaurants which were all put on a lockdown as standoff deployed. The VTA service has also been affected.
"We were simply told that we would be caught until it was time," said Marilyn Jansen, who works in the area but was hiding inside Starbucks opposite the place where UPS stood. [1
"They said that the situation with hostages, staying in the building, to be safe," he said. About 90 minutes of the suspect could be seen in the UPS truck, making manual signals, looking out the window and talking on the phone. He could also be seen holding a rifle and sometimes pointing to his head.
One day the suspect drove a truck a couple of feet ahead, but he was surrounded by a barricade of law enforcement officers who had painted their cannons. ] A suspected woman surrendered and was taken into custody, and soon after, the UPS driver was released. He was in good standing.
Morasky refused to surrender. KPIX learned that he was arrested in 2012 for supposedly robbing a car and two armed robberies.
"And then you could see how it ended, he was wearing something running through the street, and then we heard pop music," said Hasinto Laney's witness.
"Shock and very unlucky," Ahmed said.
Mike Glish, who works across the road from the incident, was among many who were not allowed to get to their cars when the confrontation became fatal. someone would do something like that, "he said.