HomeChinese AmericanOfficer shot. Brother of CA State Rep Evan Low pulls her to...

Officer shot. Brother of CA State Rep Evan Low pulls her to safety

The brother of California State Rep Evan Low has been identified as the San Jose Police Officer who pulled his partner to safety after she was shot and critically injured in an ambush.

“Today my brother and his partner were ambushed on duty by a gunman and his partner was shot,” Low wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

“Well this is very personal to me and as a family member of someone who serves in our community, and no one ever wants to get that call that something happened when that loved family member is on duty. But a stark reminder that these are public servants in our community whether family members or not this is a family, we are a community and we must not tolerate this,” Low said to ABC7 News.

NBC Bay Area has identified Low’s brother as Ryan Low. The name of his partner has not been released at her request. However, she is said to be the first woman officer shot in the line of duty in San Jose.

Police Chief Anthony Mata says the action of Low contributed to both officer’s survival.

“Today we are extremely blessed we didn’t lose another officer,” Mata said. “I am tired and angry that violence and firearms in the hands of those who shouldn’t have them continue to be present in our communities, putting everyone in danger.”

Fox2 reports that police arrested Gabriel Marco Carreras hours after the standoff. The station reported he is a convicted felon.

Carreras’ wife says he was drunk, busted open the bathroom door and accused her of trying to hit him. She called police.

When officers arrived, police say Carreras hid on the balcony and fired at the officers.

“Even as I talk to you right now, I’m shivering. I’m rushing down from Sacramento to give my brother a big hug and hold him as long as I can,” the assemblyman said to Fox2. “There will be a time and place to recap all of this. Think about what happened.”

AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Follow us on FacebookX, InstagramTikTok and YouTube. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to produce diverse content about the AAPI communities. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest

Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features

Latest

Discover more from AsAmNews

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading