- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A second autopsy of a Guatemalan immigrant who was shot dead by San Francisco police last year appears to contradict officials’ initial claims about the shooting.

The San Francisco Examiner reports (https://bit.ly/1XPQaNT) it obtained an autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s Office that shows 21-year-old Amilcar Perez-Lopez was shot four times in the back, once through the arm and again through the backside of the head, mirroring the findings of an independent autopsy last April.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said soon after the Feb. 25, 2015 fatal shooting in the Mission district that Perez-Lopez was lunging at two plainclothes police officers with a knife when they shot him.

That claim was first contradicted by an April by autopsy that showed Perez Lopez had been shot on the back.

A San Francisco Police Department spokesperson declined to comment on the case because of pending litigation.


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