SAN FRANCISCO—An officer-involved shooting occurred on Thursday, April 7, after police officers shot at a knife-wielding man.
At approximately 10:04 a.m. on the 400 block of Shotwell Street, officers responded to reports of a man wielding a 10-12 inch long knife, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Once the officers arrived and contact was made, the officers fired four ‘bean bag’ type projectiles from an Extended Range Impact Weapon.
As the situation unfolded, two officers discharged their Department issued pistols and hit the knife-wielding man at least one time. The man was then transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
On Friday, April 8, the SFPD released a photo of the knife while briefing news media on the incident. Investigators have interviewed several witnesses and are asking others who may have been in the area to step forward, especially if they have cell phone video or pictures of the incident.
The incident is being investigated by the SFPD Homicide Detail, SFPD Internal Affairs Unit, SF District Attorney’s Office, SF Medical Examiner’s Office and the Office of Citizens Complaints.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Homicide Detail at (415) 533-1145 or they can use the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. For more information visit www.sanfranciscopolice.org.