SAN JOSE -- A 15-year-old boy who was shot by police after allegedly ramming a stolen car into a patrol cruiser late Saturday night in east San Jose is in stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries, police said.
The officer who shot the teen has been identified as Katherine Orellana, who joined the San Jose Police Department in 2012.
The incident began around 11:40 p.m. Saturday when patrol officers spotted a dark-colored, four-door sedan that had been reported stolen traveling on Story Road near Jackson Avenue. Police followed the car to McCreery Avenue and tried to stop it, but the driver instead reportedly struck both Orellana's car as well as another patrol car.
The collision prompted Orellana to open fire, striking the male driver at least once, police said. He was taken to an area hospital. A 15-year-old girl who was a passenger in the car was taken into custody but has since been released. Neither the driver nor the passenger have been identified due to their age.
No other injuries were reported.
Orellana has been placed on paid administrative leave and police have launched an investigation that will be monitored by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, which is routine in officer involved shootings.