The Milpitas Police Department (MPD) has released new information in regard to a shootout incident that occurred last month.
On October 15, at 3:41 in the afternoon, detectives from MPD approached a car that had been stolen on October 11, as reported to the San Jose Police Department.
Behind the wheel was Michael Nelson, age 42, of Healdsburg. The setting was the Milpitas Square Shopping Center. Nelson stepped outside, then took a look at the cops and got back in the car. Officers ordered him not to move, but he stepped back out — this time holding a gun.
A detective fired.
A gunfight erupted, resulting in Nelson getting shot. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital. Later, on October 19, Michael Nelson died.
Today, MPD released audio and video relating to the event, complete with body cam and security camera footage. The event described above is captured. It counters previous accounts wherein Michael Nelson fired first. Viewer discretion is advised.
In their accompanying press release, MPD explained, “This event remains an active investigation. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting and the Milpitas Police Department is also investigating and conducting an administrative review of the event.”