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Monday, March 24, 2014

Alejandro Nieto Identified as Man Killed by San Francisco Cops (Update)

Posted By on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM

click to enlarge Alejandro "Alex" Nieto - VIA FACEBOOK

Update 3:30 p.m.: San Francisco police are holding a town hall meeting tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Flynn Elementary School, located at 3125 Cesar Chavez st. Chief Greg Suhr will recap the shooting incident that killed 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto and answer questions from the community.

Meanwhile, Nieto's friends and family are planning a vigil this evening at 5 p.m. at the north side of Bernal Hill.

Here's the invite:

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Original story (7 a.m.): The man who was killed in Bernal Heights Friday night by a group of police officers has been identified as 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto of San Francisco.

On Friday at about 7 p.m., officers responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a man with a gun at Bernal Heights Park. When officers arrived, they spotted the man with his weapon. According to police, the man drew his gun, and officers began shooting at Nieto, says Sgt. Danielle Newman.

Nieto died at the scene. Police say they found an additional weapon at the scene.

Nieto's family told ABC News that Nieto was mentally ill and he had been carrying a Taser that night, not a gun, however, police have not confirmed that information.

The whole incident freaked out neighbors, many of whom heard the fatal gunshots.

Police had no new information as of Monday morning. However, Police Chief Greg Suhr plans to hold a community town hall meeting this week to talk about the shooting.

If you have any information about this incident, call 415-553-1444.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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