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Man Shot by San Francisco Police Dies

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Suspect in domestic dispute charged at officers with knife, police say

Updated

A man shot by officers responding to an afternoon domestic dispute died Wednesday night, San Francisco police said.

Officers shot and seriously wounded the suspect in the dispute in the Portola neighborhood about 4 p.m Wednesday.

A spokesman for the police department told The Bay Citizen the man charged at officers with a knife.

According to police, dispatch received a report of a stabbing about 3:50 p.m. inside a home on the 600 block of Bacon Street. Upon entering the residence, the three officers were confronted by a male suspect wielding a knife.

“The officers told him to drop the weapon,” Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. “He advanced on the officers and the officers fired at the suspect, striking him.”

The suspect has been taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. None of the officers were injured. The names of the people and officers involved have not been released.

The victim in the domestic dispute was not seriously injured. Andraychak said her clothing was cut but she had only minor injuries to her body and was not taken to the hospital.

“We do not know at this time how many officers discharged their weapons or how many times the suspect was struck,” he said.

As with any officer-involved shooting, several agencies are investigating, including the police department’s homicide and internal affairs units, the district attorney’s office and the office of citizen complaints. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

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