VIDEO: Stabbing suspect killed in San Francisco police shooting

(Photo: Twitter @twilightmelfina)


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A San Francisco Police Officer shot and killed a stabbing suspect inside a Subway sandwich shop as he was attacking a victim along Market Street near 5th Street.

Police Chief William Scott says “at 11:22 a.m. two uniformed police officers were walking the foot beat in the 900 block of Market Street, they observed a white male stabbing an Asian male, a Filipino male.”

The stabbing was going on as officers happened onto the scene.

At that point, officers intervened with one officer firing at least one shot. That person has died. The person that was stabbed has been taken to a San Francisco hospital.

The police chief did not release any other details about what led to the shooting.

“Loss of life is tragic, doesn’t matter how it happens, it’s tragic,” Scott said. “These things, we try to avoid them as much as we can, but we have an obligation to protect the public.”

Both directions of Market Street were shut down, Muni service has now resumed.

But at around 4:34 p.m., Market Street reopened.

The stabbing victim is recovering in the hospital and is expected to survive.

Stay with KRON4 News for updates




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s