Alleged Gunman Wounded After SFPD Officer Opens Fire on Potrero Hill

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A San Francisco police officer is on administrative leave after shooting and wounding a man on Potrero Hill.

Authorities say a pair of plainclothes officers saw a group of five men “huddled in a group behaving suspiciously.” The officers got out of their car and the group split into two groups. Four people went in one direction and the fifth in another.

The two officers say each followed one group. The man who was by himself turned on the officer and produced a gun, investigators say. The officer says he ordered the man to drop his gun. Instead authorities say the man advanced towards the officer who opened fire hitting him in the upper body.

The man was taken to the hospital where he is expected to survive. Investigators say they found suspected narcotics on him as well as a loaded .38 caliber gun.

The other four men were also detained. One of them allegedly also had narcotics.

The officers were not hurt.

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