Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting Believed To Have Stolen Shotgun In Earlier Robbery

Police in San Francisco this morning continue to investigate a Wednesday officer-involved shooting that left an armed suspect dead.

Officers responded at 4:15 p.m. to a construction area at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco’s Mission District to numerous reports of a person armed with multiple firearms, police said.

Responding officers heard shots being fired and came across a man standing atop of a construction elevator and pointing a rifle at the hospital.

Police said the suspect then lowered the rifle and pointed down toward officers, so the officers shot the suspect, killing him.

Three officers fired at the suspect, police said.

The suspect, who died at the scene, is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s and wearing white cover-alls.

Following the shooting, police performed a protective sweep of the construction area and did not find any other suspects or victims.

Police said there were initial reports there was a possible second gunman, but it appears the suspect acted alone.

Officers were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle at the scene.

There were no reported injuries to officers or other people.

As the incident was unfolding, the San Bruno Police Department contacted the San Francisco Police Department to determine if the suspect matched the description of a man wanted for a robbery that occurred about 30 minutes early in San Bruno.

In that robbery, a suspect had robbed a Big 5 Sporting Goods store and took a shotgun and ammunition from the store a gunpoint, police said.

Police said the deceased suspect was in possession of a pistol and a stolen shotgun similar to the one stolen in the robbery.

Dennis Culver, Bay City News

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