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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Knife-Wielding 20-Year-Old Shot By Burlingame Cops, Dies in San Francisco

Posted By on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 7:40 AM

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Burlingame police last night called at 8:40 p.m. to a disturbance on 217 Myrtle Avenue found one: A 20-year-old man with a knife. Police claim the man advanced on them, and resisted their efforts to detain him. This lead to one officer firing his Taser. This was ineffective, and the suspect was shot by at least one police officer.

He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The San Mateo County coroner deferred on releasing his identity to Burlingame Police -- who also declined to do so at this time.

Per a release prepared by the Burlingame Police, that department is investigating the officer-involved shooting along with the San Mateo County District Attorney. The police involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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