San Francisco police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the city’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. According to police officials, a man was killed Friday after officers responded to reports of a carjacking.
SFPD Sgt. Michael Andraychak said the incident began Friday about 10:30 a.m. when a van belonging to the California State Lottery was allegedly stolen in the 1800 block of 23rd Street in Potrero Hill. A lottery employee was assaulted during the incident. Her injuries are non-life-threatening, according to police.
Following the alleged carjacking, one suspect fled the scene in the lottery van and was chased by police into the Alice Griffith Housing Development, a public housing complex.
“The suspect exited the vehicle,” Andraychak said, “and an officer-involved shooting occurred.” The suspect was then taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Andraychak said another vehicle was at the crime scene that police believe was also involved in the robbery. Officers stopped that car and detained three or four people in connection with the incident.