by Carlos E. Castañeda


SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A police officer shot and killed a man during a struggle with another officer along San Francisco Market Street Thursday.

The shooting was reported in the Mid-Market area near United Nations Plaza just after noon Thursday, according to police.

Raw Video From Shooting Scene:

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said two police sergeants approached an unidentified Hispanic man in his 20s who was throwing bottles onto 8th street to try and arrest him.

A confrontation ensued and the man jumped one of the sergeants, and in the struggle took the officer’s gun. “The sergeant got on top of the suspect and then yelled to his partner, ‘He’s getting my gun, he’s getting my gun – he’s got my gun. Shoot him,'” Suhr said.

The other sergeant opened fire, shooting the man twice. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

During the struggle with the man, one sergeant suffered injuries to his face and knee, while the other sergeant suffered facial injuries, said Suhr. Both were taken to the hospital.

The shooting happened at the entrance of the construction site of Trinity Place, a 1,900-unit apartment complex at 8th and Market streets.’

During the investigation, streets in the area were blocked off to vehicle traffic and SF Muni reported buses were rerouted around the scene.

Carlos E. Castañeda is Senior Editor, News & Social Media for CBS San Francisco and a San Francisco native. You can follow him on Twitter or send him an email.

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