SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A carjacking suspect was killed during an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco’s Bayview District Friday.
The shooting happened in the area of Fitzgerald Avenue and Griffith Street.
Police said the suspect was attempting to carjack a California lottery van and has assaulted the female driver.
Video of the scene shows a cop car with the windows shattered and blood splattered on a side door.
Details on how the shooting unfolded are still being sorted out by police and were not immediately available.
KRON4’s Chuck Clifford says there are multiple scenes in the area being investigated.
Sgt. Michael Andraychak says four others traveling in an SUV were arrested and are suspected of taking part in the carjacking.
Residents are being told to avoid the area.
Use KRON4’s Traffic Map to find alternative routes.
Here is the full statement from police:
On December 1, 2017 at approximately 10:30 AM San Francisco Police officers responded to the 1800 block of 23rd Street regarding a carjacking robbery. A white van belonging to the California State Lottery was stolen. A female Lottery employee was assaulted and sustained non-life threatening injuries during the robbery.
A second vehicle described as a gold SUV was observed at the scene and is believed to be involved in the robbery.
San Francisco Police officers saw the State Lottery van and the SUV “caravanning” (travelling closely together in the same direction) through streets in the Bayview District. The vehicles split up and the SUV was stopped near Ingalls Street and Gillman Avenue. Several occupants of the SUV were detained.
Other officers pursued the State Lottery van to Griffith Street and Fitzgerald Avenue where it stopped in front of a locked gate that closes the roadway. The suspect exited the Lottery van and an officer involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was taken by ambulance to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH) where he was pronounced deceased.
This is an active and ongoing investigation in the early stages. Body worn cameras from the officers involved in this incident have been retrieved and we are canvassing the area for other video that may be available.
The SFPD Robbery Detail is investigating the carjacking and robbery. The SFPD Homicide Detail, The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco Police Internal Affairs Division, the Department of Police Accountability and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at
415-575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available As part of our commitment towards transparency, the Department will host a town hall meeting within 10 days of this incident to provide the community with an update of the investigation.
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— Chuck Clifford (@chuckclifford) December 1, 2017
— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) December 1, 2017
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