Man Fatally Shot By Police In San Francisco After Chase Identified

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man who was fatally shot by Daly City police in San Francisco early Saturday morning has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner’s office identified as 23-year-old Aaron Sawyer.

Police pursued Sawyer and a passenger in a stolen vehicle from Daly City to Bayshore Boulevard in San Francisco at about 12:30 a.m., according to San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi.

Both occupants abandoned the moving vehicle at Bayshore Boulevard and Hester Avenue, Manfredi said. The unoccupied vehicle continued rolling and hit a San Francisco police car, he said.

The passenger immediately surrendered to Daly City officers, but Sawyer ran away, brandishing a handgun, he said.

Daly City and San Francisco officers approached Sawyer, who allegedly raised his gun at them.

A Daly City officer, fearing for his life, shot the suspect in the torso, Manfredi said.

Sawyer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case was under investigation by the San Francisco Police Department.


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