SFPD Officers Shoot Man After Marina District Altercation

4:40 PM: San Francisco police officers shot a man this afternoon who allegedly pointed a gun at them, according to a police spokesman.

The shooting occurred after police were called to a reported fight at Chestnut and Pierce streets around 12:30 p.m., Officer Albie Esparza said.

The officers were responding to a report that a man was striking a victim on the head with a silver handgun, Esparza said.

The suspect then allegedly fired several rounds at the victim and fled east on Toledo Way, before concealing himself in a bush at Mallorca and Capra ways, Esparza said.

Police located the suspect and ordered him out, but he ran north on Mallorca and then allegedly turned the gun on the officers, Esparza said.

Several of the officers fired and struck the suspect. He was taken into custody and taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition in surgery, Esparza said.

Police have located the initial victim, who fled the area in a blue vehicle with a female driver, outside the county, Esparza said. Investigators are on their way to interview him.

The shooting is under investigation and homicide detectives, crime scene investigators and investigators with the district attorney’s office all remain on scene.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

1:49 PM: Police in San Francisco were at the scene of an officer-involved shooting this afternoon, a spokesman said.

The shooting occurred near Capra Way and Mallorca Way in the city’s Marina District at 12:30 p.m., police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Further information was not immediately available.

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