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Demonstrators Protest SF Police Bayview Shooting

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Demonstrators In San Francisco

Demonstrators took to the street in the Mission District early Sunday to protest the police shooting of a suspect in the Bayview Saturday. (CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police responded to a demonstration in San Francisco’s Mission District Sunday morning that may have been caused by Saturday afternoon’s officer-involved shooting.

An angry crowd gathered near 16th and Valencia streets shortly before 1 a.m. and police said they are monitoring the situation. Officers in riot helmets are in the area and police said officers are helping to facilitate the walking demonstration.

Bystanders said the crowd had gathered in response to Saturday’s shooting, when a 19-year-old man was fatally shot by police in the city’s Bayview neighborhood.

“They’re rioting because people are pissed,” one woman said.

The suspect, who was shot at Oakdale and Third streets at 4:45 p.m., was pronounced dead at 7 p.m., according to a police spokesman.

The shooting occurred when two uniformed officers were conducting a fare inspection on a Muni light rail vehicle. They detained a suspect on the platform, but he fled on foot.

During the foot pursuit, the suspect allegedly fired at the
officers, and the officers fired back, police said.

The officers were not injured.

The shooting is being investigated by the District Attorney’s Office and the Office of Citizen Complaints as well as by the police department.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)

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