Another San Francisco police shooting?Â This time, San Francisco police shoot and kill a man and it was all caught on tape.
The incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. (Saturday, July 16) on Third Street and Oakdale Avenue when a 19-year-old man, who was believed to have been carrying a gun, was shot and collapsed on the sidewalk, police said.
A police spokesman said the shooting began after two uniformed officers conducted a fair inspection on a Muni light rail vehicle.
They detained the man on the platform, but he fled on foot.
During the foot pursuit, police said the suspect fired at the officers, and the officers fired back.
Witnesses had a different story and said police overreacted.
As the man was running he had his hands up in the air, and then hit the ground when he was shot, one witness said.
Police maintained that the man had a weapon and they searched the area for the firearm.
One bullet casing lay on the street, and police said it came from a gun that did not belong to the police officers. Police said witnesses could have taken the victimâ€™s weapon when the man collapsed, or the suspect could have thrown the gun somewhere during the pursuit.
The suspect was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and he later died from those injuries at 7 p.m. The officers were not injured.
The statement below was taken from the Video Clip;
“On Saturday July 16th,2011 San Francisco Police Department has added more fuel to the fire of the growing amount of problems in the City of San Francisco,California by killing yet another Unarmed African American 19 year old Male in the BayView Hunters Point District who they “CLAIM” had a pistol
(which was never found and was also shooting back at them)
This Young man takes his last breath of life on the streets of San Francisco, Thanks to the help of Cold Hearted Police officers. Where is our Tax Dollars really going?
San Francisco Police Department Makes up a Fabricated Story in a effort to cover up their dirty work. DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE, THIS MAN WAS UNARMED THE ENTIRE TIME FROM START TO FINISH”