Auto Burglary Investigation Leads to Officer-Involved Shooting 21-091

On Friday, May 7, 2021 at approximately 12:48 pm plainclothes police officers from Central Station were conducting an auto burglary investigation. Officers located a known auto burglary suspect vehicle, occupied by at least three suspects, on Varney Place near 3rd Street. An officer-involved shooting occurred in which a suspect was struck by gunfire. Two additional suspects fled in the vehicle. Officers immediately rendered aid to the injured suspect. Medics arrived on scene and transported the suspect to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The adult male suspect is not being identified at this time. The wanted vehicle and the suspects who fled remain outstanding.

This incident is being investigated by the San Francisco District Attorney's Office Independent Investigations Bureau (IIB), the San Francisco Police Department Investigative Services Division (ISD), the SFPD Internal Affairs Division (IAD), and the Department of Police Accountability (DPA).             

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text-A-Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  You may remain anonymous.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. As part of SFPD’s commitment to transparency and accountability, a town hall meeting regarding this officer-involved shooting will be held within ten days.

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