San Jose police shoot, kill ax-wielding man inside apartment building (VIDEO)

A 35-year-old man who police say was armed with an ax was killed by a San Jose police officer Sunday morning after he confronted them inside an apartment building early Sunday morning.

The man who police say had a long history of mental illness and drug charges, attempted to set an apartment unit on fire at the Donner Lofts affordable housing complex in downtown San Jose.

Officers saw smoke and flames coming from underneath the door of a third floor unit. Officers forced their way in and were confronted by two men. One man was subdued while the other was wielding an ax.

[ ABC 7 News ]