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Friday, February 27, 2015

SFPD Cops Shoot and Kill Suspected Bike Thief

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 7:27 AM

San Francisco police shot and killed an armed man who was allegedly trying to rob another man of his bicycle last night.

At about 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, police received a call about a knife-wielding man who was chasing around another man in the Mission District. At the same time, two plainclothes officers came upon the crime as it was happening. The officers saw the man had a knife and they drew their guns, ordering him to drop the knife, police say. 

"The situation escalated and the officers fired at the suspect," says Sgt. Monica MacDonald. "The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene."

According to witnesses, both officers, who had their department-issued police stars visible on their garments, fired between four and six rounds, which is consistent with the casings recovered from the scene.

The victim, who was not injured, later told police that the suspect had been trying to rob him of his bike. The victim reportedly thanks officers for intervening and saving his life. He was not injured. 

The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave per department policy. The incident is being investigated by the SFPD homicide detail, SF District Attorney's office and SFPD Internal Affairs.

A town hall meeting will be planned for sometime next week, providing more details on this incident, Stay tuned. 
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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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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