policeblotter_sfa.jpg4:52 PM: The victim shot by a San Francisco police officer in the Financial District this morning has died, police said.

The officer shot a man after he allegedly slashed a coworker with a box cutter at TCHO New American Chocolate factory at Pier 17, police said.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said from the available evidence, the officer’s actions were within policy.

Suhr said that at about 10:15 a.m., the 30-year-old Cambodian man, a temporary employee at TCHO, slashed his coworker in an apparently unprovoked attack and “cut him pretty bad.”

The victim suffered defensive wounds as he raised his arm to block the attack, Suhr said.
The attacker then fled south on the Embarcadero, and the victim chased him, leaving a trail of blood as he ran, Suhr said.

Police responded and tried to stop the man but he would not comply with their demands, Suhr said.

At Washington and Davis streets, the man allegedly lunged at a female officer with the box cutter and she fired two shots at him, Suhr said.

He went down and landed on his stomach, and officers handcuffed him–but when they turned him over and saw that he had been shot in the torso, they removed the cuffs, according to Suhr.

He was treated at the scene then transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The slashing victim’s wounds are not considered life-threatening, Suhr said.

The officer who fired the shots has been placed on paid administrative leave as is protocol with officer-involved shootings.

A woman answering the phone at the chocolate company declined to comment on the incident.

12 AM: A San Francisco police officer shot and wounded a man in the Financial District this morning after he allegedly slashed a coworker with a box cutter at a chocolate factory at Pier 17, police said.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said that at about 10:15 a.m., a 30-year-old temporary employee at TCHO New American Chocolate slashed his coworker in an apparently unprovoked attack and “cut him pretty bad.”

The victim suffered defensive wounds as he raised his arm to block the attack, Suhr said
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The attacker then fled south on the Embarcadero, and the victim chased him, leaving a trail of blood as he ran, Suhr said.

Police responded and tried to stop the man but he would not comply with their demands, Suhr said.

At Washington and Davis streets, the man allegedly lunged at a female officer with the box cutter and she fired two shots at him, Suhr said.

He went down and landed on his stomach, and officers handcuffed him–but when they turned him over and saw that he had been shot in the torso, they removed the cuffs, according to Suhr.

He was treated at the scene then transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he is in serious condition.

The slashing victim’s wounds are not considered life-threatening, Suhr said.

The officer who fired the shots has been placed on paid administrative leave as is protocol with officer-involved shootings.

A woman answering the phone at the chocolate company declined to comment on the incident.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

11:03 AM: San Francisco police are at the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the Financial District this morning, a police spokesman said.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 10:17 a.m., and identified a suspect, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

The shooting occurred about 10 minutes later in the area of Washington and Drumm streets, he said.

Andraychak said he did not yet have more details on the incident.

San Francisco fire Capt. Jeanne Seyler said the fire department was told that the stabbing happened at Pier 17.

She said medical personnel had then been dispatched to Washington and Davis streets to assist the person who had been shot.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • outlaw66613

    I think you might need to do better journalism MULTIPLE witness’s report that the man was shot WHILE he was handcuffed not before. Yeah lets ask the police the same people that were laughing at the camera man asking if they shot a man in while he was handcuffed. Try asking witness’s in the area too next time or do a little more research on the internet first, here I’ll do you a favor here is one of many copies of the video on the internet
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl-lrAYlO0k&feature=g-all-u

  • outlaw66613

    I think you might need to do better journalism MULTIPLE witness’s report that the man was shot WHILE he was handcuffed not before. Yeah lets ask the police the same people that were laughing at the camera man asking if they shot a man in while he was handcuffed. Try asking witness’s in the area too next time or do a little more research on the internet first, here I’ll do you a favor here is one of many copies of the video on the internet
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl-lrAYlO0k&feature=g-all-u

  • Doctor Popular

    Decent point shared in an annoyingly passive aggressive manner. Why?

  • Doctor Popular

    Decent point shared in an annoyingly passive aggressive manner. Why?