SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A suspect shot by law enforcement officers has been upgraded from critical to serious condition Wednesday following an incident Tuesday in which a California Highway Patrol officer was also injured, police and hospital officials said.
San Francisco police responded late Tuesday afternoon to an officer-involved shooting involving an outside agency in the area of Faxon Avenue and Montana Street.
Police said three officers from different agencies affiliated with a vehicle theft task force were in a single vehicle and had followed a wanted Honda from San Mateo County to San Francisco.
Investigators have since clarified that those officers worked for the CHP’s Redwood City office as well as the San Mateo and Daly City police departments.
When they approached the vehicle around 3:30 p.m., a shooting ensued in which the CHP officer and the San Mateo Police officer both discharged their weapons.
The suspect, identified only as a 39-year-old man, was shot and transported to a hospital where he remains with life-threatening injuries as of Wednesday evening.
A CHP officer was also injured during the incident. Police have not disclosed what led up to the shooting or how the officer was injured.
San Francisco Department of Public Health spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said Wednesday afternoon that the suspect was upgraded overnight from critical to stable condition, while the officer is in fair condition.