UPS driver taken hostage in San Jose was covering for co-worker on vacation – ABC 7

The UPS driver who would have been behind the wheel during Thursday’s hijacking, police chase and deadly stand-off in San Jose spoke exclusively to ABC7 News.

A co-worker tells ABC7 News, the driver held at gunpoint was filling in for another worker who was on vacation.

On Thursday afternoon, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies and San Jose police officers were present by the dozens. They chased two armed suspects through San Jose.

According to SJPD, Joanna Mae Macy-Rogers and another suspect, who was later shot and killed by police, hijacked a UPS truck, held the driver hostage, and forced a slow police chase and standoff.

‘That guy is amazing:’ SJ police chief praises UPS driver taken hostage in fatal police shooting – KTVU

San Jose’s police chief gave new details into the events and procedures preceding an officer-involved shooting Thursday. Eddie Garcia held a news conference at police headquarters Friday afternoon and said the shooting was unfortunate, but justified.

“It didn’t end as peacefully as we would have wanted. But will tell you know officers or civilians were injured by an armed and desperate felon,” said Garcia

Family members have identified the man as Mark Morasky, known as “Shaggy,” but the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office has not officially released his name.

UPS Board Increases Quarterly Dividend

The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today increased its regularly quarterly dividend by 5.5% to $0.96 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares.

The dividend is payable March 12, 2019 to shareowners of record on Feb. 26, 2019.

UPS has a long commitment to cash dividends. For nearly 50 years, the company has either increased or maintained its dividend. Since 2000, UPS’s dividend has more than quadrupled.

SJ standoff ends in gunshots, suspect’s condition not known; UPS driver taken hostage is safe – Fox 32

Two suspects stole a UPS truck and held the driver hostage as they attempted to flea authorites in San Jose Thursday afternoon, according to Santa Clara County officials.

Police responded to a suspicous vehicle at approximately 5 p.m. that fled when authorities attempted to pull it over. During the pursuit, the suspect, later identified as Mark Morasky, fired shots in deputies’ direction, officials said. At least one vehicle was hit.

At some point during the pursuit, two suspects exited the vehicle and then carjacked a UPS truck that had a driver inside, officials said. Authorties then deployed spike strips and the truck eventually came to a stop in the area of First Street and Trimble Road