Information on the Officer Involved Shooting
On Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 4:44pm two uniformed San Francisco Police officers were assigned to a fixed post at Third Street and Palou Street as part of a violence reduction program, in response to recent shootings in the area.
Information is still preliminary. The officers detained a 19 year old male suspect on the Muni light rail platform. This suspect then ran from the police officers who pursued him on foot. It appears that the suspect was armed with a gun and fired at the pursuing officers. At least one of the officers returned fire, in self defense, wounding the suspect. The suspect was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased at 7:01 pm.
No officers were injured in this incident. The matter remains under investigation by the Internal Affairs Division (Officer Involved Shooting Team), the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the Office of Citizen’s Complaints and the SFPD Homicide Detail.
Update: As a result of cooperation from the community and using information obtained through video taken at the scene, just after the incident, San Francisco Police have recovered a handgun believed to be the one used by the suspect in Saturdays incident. The suspects firearm was apparently taken from the ground as officers tended to the suspect and before officers could clear the scene and establish a crime scene.