Medical examiner releases name of woman killed in SFPD officer-involved shooting

(Courtesy of the San Francisco Police Department)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Medical Examiner has released the name of the woman killed in Thursday’s officer-involved shooting.

She has been identified as 29-year-old Jessica Williams. She died at the hospital after the incident that happened between Helena and Elmira Streets.

The medical examiner has conducted an autopsy to determine the cause of death but that has not been released.

The shooting happened Thursday at around 9:45 a.m. near the corner of Industrial Street and Shafter Avenue in the city’s Bayview District, authorities said.

Two officers were patrolling the area looking for stolen cars and spotted the stolen vehicle on Elmira Street near Helena Street. The woman drove away but crashed into a truck less than 100 feet away, former San Francisco police chief Greg Suhr said on Thursday before he resigned.

The officers tried to pull the woman out, and at some point a sergeant fired one shot, striking her, according to Suhr.

A witness told police the woman was moving the car back and forth while officers tried to pull her out. Suhr said it was not yet clear if she was armed or threatening officers.

Officers performed CPR on the woman and took her to San Francisco General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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