SFPD homicide inspectors are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Bayview-Hunter's Point area in which they say an officer was struck by the car of the suspect, who was then shot by another officer.
Both the officer and the suspect sustained non-life-threatening injuries, say police, with the officer being treated by paramedics and released at the scene, while the suspect was treated at San Francisco General Hospital and released into police custody later.
Police are withholding the suspect's name, photograph and what he'll be charged with at this time.
Police say at about 6:49 p.m. last night, four uniformed SFPD officers were patrolling the Bayview-Hunter's Point area in a marked patrol car near the intersection of Ingalls Street and Kiska Road, when they saw a silver BMW sedan that was wanted in connection with an armed car-jacking. When they attempted to pull the car over it failed to stop; so the officers initiated a pursuit that ended in the cul-de-sac of George Court.
Upon reaching the end of George Court, the BMW stopped. The officers exited their car intending to order the suspect out of it. The suspect, however, refused to stop, put the sedan into reverse and drove toward the officers.
The rear of the BMW struck the front end of a police car, then continued and struck one of the officers. It then struck a second police car and came to a stop.
The injured officer was now in front of the BMW and in danger of being struck again when it started moving forward. Other officers, fearing for the life of the officer who was in the path of the sedan, police say, discharged their firearms at the suspect. The car continued forward and crashed into a residential building, where it came to rest.
None of the other officers involved were injured.
Investigators say the suspect and the BMW bore similarities to an ongoing robbery series in which a shotgun has been used. Robbery inspectors will be looking into those to determine if there is any connection.
This incident is being investigated by the SFPD Homicide Detail, which investigates officer involved shootings, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the SFPD Internal Affairs division and the Office of Citizen’s Complaints.