Update, 9:50 a.m. Thursday: The man who died in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting has been identified as Mario Woods, 26, of San Francisco. In a statement confirming his identity, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Woods’ next of kin have been notified and an autopsy examination is being conducted.
Original post: San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr says video showing the moments leading up to a fatal police shooting in the Bayview neighborhood early Wednesday evening confirms officers faced a deadly threat before opening fire on a man they say was carrying a knife.
But Suhr's interpretation of the video -- posted on Instagram Wednesday night and embedded above -- was disputed by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who said the man officers shot did not appear to pose an immediate threat to officers.
"Based on that snippet of video, it does seem as if the person was not posing a direct threat and certainly did not have to be shot," Adachi said. "I certainly would want to know more about why this individual supposedly posed a risk that the officer felt that he or others were in harm of being killed."