Police shoot man armed with rifle in South San Francisco

- SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU and wires) -- A man who allegedly pointed a rifle at a South San Francisco police officer was shot Sunday morning, authorities said.

According to police, officers were dispatched to the vicinity of Del Monte and Romney
avenues in South San Francisco around 9:30 a.m. on report of a middle-aged man with a rifle.

    The first arriving officer located the suspect and ordered him to drop the weapon, but the suspect allegedly advanced towards the officer while brandishing the firearm, according to police.

    The officer shot the man, who was taken to a hospital. His condition was not known. The officer was not injured.

    The names of the officer and the suspect have not yet been released.

    The shooting was being investigated by the San Mateo-County District Attorney's Office as well as the South San Francisco Police Department.

    Anyone with additional information is asked to call (650) 877-8900.

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