SFPD investigating mid-morning officer-involved shooting

San Francisco police shot a suspect Saturday morning they say was trying to break into an occupied home. The suspect attacked an officer with a weapon before the shooting.

This happened on Capp Street and 23rd in the city’s Mission district. 

Officer Robert Rueca said two officers who regularly patrol the area were called to a hot prowl burglary on Capp Street around 8:30 a.m.

“Officers made contact with a suspect matching the description of the suspect that broke in to the hot prowl burglary. The suspect then attacked and injured an officer. An officer involved shooting ensued."

— Officer Robert Rueca, San Francisco Police Department.

At least one of the officers opened fire. The suspect was injured and taken to a hospital. The officer who was attacked also had to be transported for unspecified injuries.

“Both parties were conscious and breathing at the time,” said Rueca. The suspect is in life-threatening condition, and the officer is in non-life threatening condition.

A business owner told KTVU she heard eight shots and looked out her window. She said she saw an officer bleeding on his face and from his eye. 

A neighbor who said he was on Capp Street during the incident said the officer was punched, but police would not confirm that information.

A town hall meeting to discuss the shooting will be held within 10 days.

Anyone with information 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.