SFPD officer involved shooting ends with suspect surrender, minor injuries
San Francisco police are investigating a Saturday morning shooting between officers and a suspect.
SFPD Assistant Chief David Lazar told KTVU his officers were attempting to detain a male suspect in his 50s on Shotwell St. when the man, who had two bikes, took off. Lazar says the suspect led officers to 17th St. and Shotwell St. when he started shooting in their direction.
"That suspect took cover, the officers took cover and officers returned fire on the suspect," said Lazar. "Officers did everything they could to negotiate a surrender."
Lazar said after backup arrived at the scene the man surrendered and was taken into custody with minor injuries.
SFPD says they have arrested the suspect and recovered a weapon. Investigators are currently examining the firearm and say it's possible it did not fire bullets and may have instead fired blanks. That determination won't be made until a forensic examination is complete. Police say no one was hit gunfire.
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Lazar said the investigation is ongoing and they are still determining what charges the suspect will face.