Suspect Fatally Shot By San Francisco Police At Bernal Heights Park
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was fatally shot by San Francisco police officers during a confrontation in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Friday evening.
According to Deputy Chief Lyn Tomioka of the San Francisco Police Department, officers were called to Bernal Heights Park around 7:10 p.m. after park visitors reported seeing a man with a gun.
Tomioka said when the officers encountered the man, he apparently drew his weapon. Police responded by shooting the man an undetermined number of times. The man died at the scene.
A weapon was found near the man’s body, Tomioka said.
More than one officer was involved in the shooting, but Tomioka did not specify how many.
Authorities have not identified the man or the officers who shot him. Tomioka said it did not appear the man was homeless and was “well kept.” It is not known what type of gun the man had or if it was loaded at the time of the shooting.
Tomioka said the man was alone and that authorities are not looking for any other suspects.
The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave, Tomioka said.
Investigators are expected to remain at the scene through the evening.
Police Chief Greg Suhr is expected to hold a town hall meeting next week for neighborhood residents to discuss the shooting.