SFPD Officers Shoot And Kill Man Friday, Police Cars Vandalized In Protest March Later That Night

San Francisco police officers shot and killed a man in Bernal Heights Park after he apparently pointed a weapon at them, police said Friday night.

Officers were called to the park around 7:10 p.m. after receiving reports of a man with a gun, according to Sgt. Danielle Newman.

Officers encountered a male subject with a weapon, and when he pointed the weapon at them, they opened fire, Newman said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and police located an additional weapon, Newman said.

Newman says that a town hall regarding the shooting will be planned for early next week.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call (415) 553-1444.

Officers then responded to the area of Division and Bryant streets around 10:30 p.m. after learning that a group of protesters were marching to the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St., Sgt. Danielle Newman said.

During the march, several police cars were vandalized with graffiti, according to Newman.

Newman said the protesters then left the area of the Hall of Justice and were marching toward the Mission District.

As of early Saturday morning, there have been no reports of injuries or arrests.

Further details of the protest were not immediately available.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • jamesoboston

    What was the “weapon”?

  • Josh Berkus

    Wait, the police shot a guy who pointed a gun at them? Why are we protesting this exactly?

    • vetipie

      don’t always believe what you read.

      • Josh Berkus

        If you have better information on the incident, please post it!

      • Forthright

        I’d be interested in knowing what you seem to know but haven’t shared with authorities

  • jamesoboston

    The story does not confirm that the man had a gun. The police claimed he pointed “a weapon” at them. It could be been a tree branch.

    • withak30

      It says they were there in response to reports (plural) of a dude with a gun.

      • jamesoboston

        Then why do the police say (plural) “weapon”? Usually they are a teensy wee little bit more specific

    • vetipie

      Like the cop who shot a 70 year old man, as he reached for his walking stick. The cop said it was a gun.

  • vetipie

    What the cops say and what the truth actually is, are very different. Whoever called the cops is just as guilty in the murder of this man. No guns for cops. Im over them abusing this power and killing innocent people.

    • Forthright

      Let me get this straight–you’re upset at somebody calling the cops when they saw a A MAN WITH A GUN in a public park???? What is WRONG with people?!?!

  • Sherman Lee

    you can’t win from losing. why would anyone want their job. Thank god there are a few left