Call of a Fight Involving a Man with a Knife Leads to Officer Involved Shooting 20-133

On November 17, 2020, at approximately 5:09 PM, San Francisco Police officers responded to 5th and Market Streets regarding male subjects in a fight. One of the subjects was reportedly armed with a knife.

Officers arrived on scene and located a male who was brandishing a knife. During this contact, an officer involved shooting occurred on the 800 block of Market Street between 4th and 5th Streets. San Francisco Police officers deployed less-lethal weapons (Extended Range Impact Weapon). A San Francisco Sheriff’s Office deputy was also on scene and deployed a Taser. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for a gunshot wound. At the time of this news release, the suspect’s medical condition is unknown.

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

This is an active and ongoing investigation in the early stages. 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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