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Campbell Man Shot, Killed In Standoff With Police

KRON ) — A domestic violence suspect was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Campbell following a standoff with police, according to the Campbell Police Department.

Just before 3 a.m., Campbell PD dispatch received a text-to-9-1-1 from a victim reporting a potential domestic violence incident. Officers responded to a location on the 1800 block of South Bascom Avenue.

At the scene, officers continued to communicate with the reporting party via text until she was able to come outside. She provided a statement, telling officers her two children were still inside with the suspect, identified as Miguel Agustin Nava Gomez, 31, of Campbell.

According to police, a records check indicated Gomez was served a peaceful contact restraining order from the reporting party and had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence.

Gomez was also prohibited from possessing firearms and had none registered to his name.

At around 3:57 a.m., officers initiated contact with Gomez. The suspect, police said, disobeyed orders and fired at officers. One Campbell PD officer returned fire and the suspect was hit.

Officers provided immediate medical assistance until the Santa Clara Fire Department arrived to continue life-saving efforts. Despite efforts, Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene.

The children were safely reunited with their mother.

“In the midst of a volatile situation, our officers remained steadfast in professionalism and bravery, putting their lives on the line to protect our community,” expressed Chief Gary Berg. “Their quick actions saved the children involved and averted potential harm to others, underscoring their dedication to prioritizing the safety and welfare of Campbell.”

Per county protocol, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting along with the Campbell PD Investigations Division.

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