SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man died Thursday night after being injured when he exchanged gunfire with police in San Francisco a day earlier, a police spokesman said Friday.

The unidentified man was shot after an incident that began at about 1:25 p.m. Wednesday when officers in a marked police car pulled over a vehicle on Bush Street near Larkin.

The man, who was driving the car, got out and fled, and as two officers chased him, he fired at least two shots at them, police said.

The officers were not injured and returned fire, hitting the suspect in the upper torso. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Thursday night, police spokesman Sgt. Daryl Fong said.

While the officers were chasing the suspect, a female passenger in the car slid over to the driver’s seat and drove away, police said.

Fong said Friday that investigators have since located and interviewed the female, and she is no longer considered a person of interest in the case.

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Comments (4)
  1. JusticeIsServed says:

    Niiiiiiice! Society 1 – Thugs 0

    1. Ann Mason says:

      We should never cheer on police shootings, regardless of how much we think we know about the situation. This confrontation may have been unavoidable for the officers, and I won’t suggest they behaved unprofessionally. We must consider that most police officers who have this experience are traumatized by it, and they aren’t proud of being involved in a death. We should also be aware that it is no one’s right or responsibility to decide who deserves to die.

      1. James says:

        I am OVERJOYED that these officers went home to their families. ANYONE shooting at police D E S E R V E S what they get Ann.. END OF STORY.. Bad guy planted in the ground = Good Day.

  2. unknown says:

    Anyone who shoots,or harms an officer in anyway deserves what they get,I will never speak for the Police,however the outcome was great better him than officers I need