- Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say San Francisco police officers shot and killed a suspect on Friday night after he pointed a gun at them in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Danielle Newman said officers responded just after 7 p.m. to calls about a man with a gun in Bernal Heights Park.

Newman said the man drew his gun and pointed it at the officers as they approached him and that multiple officers fired at him in fear for their lives.

It was not immediately clear whether the man had exchanged fire with the police.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene. Police said an additional gun was found on his body.

Officers cordoned off the area Friday night as they conducted the investigation and canvassed for witnesses.

“It’s still unfolding,” Deputy Chief Lyn Tomioka told the San Francisco Chronicle just after 9 p.m. Friday. “We don’t have a lot of details tonight.”

Noah Tsutsui, who was at his home on Folsom Street when the shooting occurred, told the Chronicle that the number of shots he heard was “unbelievable.”

“It had to have been two to three people shooting,” he said.

Jackson Lloyd, another neighborhood resident, was nearby when the shooting happened.

Lloyd told the Chronicle that he heard 12 to 16 gunshots before seeing officers standing around a body.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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