Antonio Lopez, 38, was shot and killed Feb. 21, 2014 near Eighth and San Salvador streets, a short distance from the college campus. Antonio Lopez was shot twice in the back.
The medical examiner’s officer said Antonio Lopez died from two bullet wounds to his back.
“I honestly believe this is a cover up,” said Laurie Valdez, the mother of Antonio Lopez’s 4-year-old son. “They are trying to figure out how to cover it up.”
Valdez said Antonio Lopez might have been targeted because he was an undocumented immigrant.
“I demand to know why this happened, that they felt killing him was their only option,” Valdez said. “Why was he targeted? Is it because he fit the profile of an undocumented day laborer? Or was it because he couldn’t speak English?”
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The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office says a man wielding a knife who was killed last Friday by a San Jose State University police officer died from two gunshot wounds to his back.
Antonio Lopez Guzman, 38, was shot to death by SJSU police Sgt. Mike Santos near Eighth and San Salvador streets, a short distance from the college campus, according to San Jose police.
The medical examiner’s office, which released Lopez Guzman’s identity on Wednesday, determined his death resulted from two bullet wounds in the back