Sunday afternoon San Francisco Police officers shot and killed an allegedly armed 19-year-old after a confrontation on a train platform and subsequent chase.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle:
As the officers attempted to detain the man, he took off running and drew a gun, police said. The two officers chased him on foot for approximately 1 1/2 blocks down Third Street, police said. When the suspect shot at the officers, they returned fire, fatally wounding him, Andraychak said. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:01 p.m.
This video shows the aftermath of the shooting and contains added commentary in the form of text boxes indicating an alleged firearm and pointing out a person(s) the videographer/editor claims found and hid the weapon. KTVU.com reported:
Within hours of the shooting, an anonymous video popped up on YouTube that showed not only the chaos of the shooting scene, but what a person who posted the video claimed was a silver handgun lying 20-feet from the mortally wounded teenager.
In the video, a large crowd that gathered near Third Street and Oakdale Avenue, along with several police officers roping off the area. A close look at the lower right corner of the video revealed a shiny object. In the video, a person in a hooded sweatshirt picked it up. Later in the video a person wearing a gray hoodie picked up something that appeared to be a cell phone. Police still haven't found the gun the suspect was said to be firing.
Ironically this police involved shooting comes on the heels of Johntue Caldwell, the best friend of Oscar Grant III who was with Grant when he was shot and killed on a BART platform in Oakland on New Year's Day 2009, was shot and killed in Hayward Ca. by an unknown assailant Friday night.