October 23, 2020
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Car jacking suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in San Francisco

A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting late Saturday following an attempted car jacking in downtown San Francisco, police said Sunday.



background pattern: A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting late Saturday following an attempted car jacking in downtown San Francisco, police said Sunday.


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A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting late Saturday following an attempted car jacking in downtown San Francisco, police said Sunday.


Police have not said whether the suspect was shot by an officer — only that he was hit by gunfire — and did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

San Francisco police responded to reports of an attempted car jacking at Market and Gough streets at about 11:30 p.m. Officers chased the suspect to Otis Street, where they attempted to detain him, police said in a news release.

The suspect died at the scene, police said.

Officers said they found a knife at the scene and suspect it was used in the attempted car jacking, according to the Associated Press.

The shooting was captured on body-worn cameras, police said, and is being investigated by the district attorney’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD tip line at 415-575-4444.

The police department said it will hold a town hall meeting about the shooting within 10 days.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Tatiana Sanchez is a San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @TatianaYSanchez.

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