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December 19, 2011

Calif. cops shoot, kill man who pointed gun at officer

Police say shots fired in self-defense, girlfriend of suspect disagrees

By Mark Gomez
San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Moments after Valente Galindo was giving his girlfriend a back massage in the bedroom of their east San Jose home late Thursday night, he became the fourth person killed this year in an encounter with San Jose police.

But how the 47-year-old laid-off custodian ended up dead in a violent confrontation in his own bedroom was the subject of a dispute Friday between police and Galindo's girlfriend.

Full story: Calif. cops shoot, kill man who pointed gun at officer

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