SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man suspected of critically injuring a San Francisco police officer Friday night has died.
The man, identified as Nicholas McWherther, 26, died of injuries he sustained in a shoot-out with police.READ MORE: 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Los Angeles
McWherther allegedly shot San Francisco police officer Kevin Downs in the head Friday night.
Downs was responding to reports of a mentally disturbed person threatening people near the Lakeshore Plaza Shopping Center on Sloat Boulevard when he was shot.READ MORE: San Francisco Mayor Defends Criticism After Video Catches Her Dancing Maskless at Night Club
“He still has partial paralysis on the side of his body, from the shot to the head,” Chaplin said at a brief midmorning press conference Saturday.
Downs is in critical, but stable condition.
The officers chases McWherther through Stern Grove Park. He opened fire on the officers as they tried to take him into custody.MORE NEWS: COVID: San Mateo County Mounts Effort to Boost Coastal Town Vaccination Rates
McWherther died of his injuries on Sunday.