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Santa Clara police fatally shoot heavily armed man at store

A heavily armed man shooting randomly both inside and outside a Santa Clara convenience store was fatally shot by officers Saturday morning, police said.

The 55-year-old man, whose name was not released, was a resident of San Jose, police said.

He was an employee at Rotten Robbie’s store in Cupertino, at 19030 Stevens Creek Blvd., where he set fire to a cashier’s kiosk before going to the Santa Clara store, according to police.

When he arrived at the Santa Clara Rotten Robbie’s, dispatchers were alerted by multiple 911 calls about a heavily armed man indiscriminately shooting in the parking lot and inside the store.

“Officers arrived within minutes and could hear and see the suspect shooting inside the store. They confronted the lone suspect and shot him,” according to a release from police.

The suspect died at the scene. Although initial calls suggested that several victims were down, no one else was hurt, police said.

The arson at the Cupertino store is being investigated by the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

A joint investigation into the shooting is being conducted involving the District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Alex Torke at (408) 615-4806.

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