UPS Truck Hijacker Said He Wanted to Die: Dispatch Call

A dispatch call from the San Jose police standoff with an armed man Thursday confirmed what friends of the suspect said, that he didn’t want to live through the confrontation with officers.

“Suspect also said that he said that he said he wanted to die tonight,” an officer can be heard telling the dispatch center in the call before the man, identified by friends as Mark Morasky, was eventually shot and killed by police after he ran from a UPS truck he allegedly hijacked with a shotgun.

He tried to run from a tense, hourslong standoff with SJPD on North First Street and Trimble Road following a pursuit which started at Chynoweth and Pearl Avenues. 

Several of Morasky’s friends had been talking with him on the phone, trying to calm the situation.

Pursuit of UPS Truck Ends in SJ Standoff, Suspect Shot

[BAY] Pursuit of UPS Truck Ends in SJ Standoff, Suspect Shot

“He was scared,” friend Amanda Bazzani said. “He called me and said, ‘I love you, I’m in a standoff.’ And then he was saying goodbye, and I was like, ‘No, no, don’t say that.'”

A female accompliced was released from the UPS box truck and taken into custody, according to officials. The UPS driver who was taken hostage was also later released. No other injuries were reported.

The chase began about 5:15 p.m. with the Morasky who seen driving an SUV, sheriff’s officials said. Authorities said he shot at deputies during the pursuit along Highway 87.

Morasky’s motive wasn’t clear and the investigation into what transpired before the chase is ongoing. 

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