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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fatal Police Shooting at 8th and Market

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 2:04 PM

  • Michael Barba/SF Examiner
A San Francisco police officer opened fire near the intersection of 8th and Market Streets, the San Francisco Examiner reports. The shooting occurred shortly after 12:00 p.m. 

Market Street is closed between 7th and 9th Streets. 

CBS and NBC are reporting that someone was killed in the shooting, but police have not yet confirmed that. 

Update: SFPD Chief Suhr has confirmed that a San Francisco police sergeant shot and killed a man today. 

Per the Examiner
The incident unfolded just after 12 p.m. when two sergeants driving south on Eighth Street were flagged down by a construction worker at the southeast corner of Eighth and Market streets, who reported a man was throwing bottles at construction equipment, Suhr said.

The sergeants exited their car and a struggle ensued with the man. They were not able to handcuff the man, and at one point during the struggle the man reportedly managed to grab one of the sergeant’s guns.

“At that point the officer screamed, ‘He’s getting my gun, he’s got my gun, shoot him,'” to the other sergeant, Suhr said.

The sergeant’s partner fired at least two shots, striking the suspect twice. He died at the scene.
According to the Chronicle, the man was Latino and in his twenties. 
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