Seven San Francisco police officers fired some 65 rounds at a homicide suspect on Feb. 17 after he shot a handgun twice from inside a parked RV, according to a description of the incident, released Tuesday night along with videos from the officers' body cameras.
No one was hit by the gunfire.
The chain of events that led to the shootout began the evening of Feb. 16, when police responded to reports of gunshots in the northwest corner of the Haight-Ashbury district, bordering Golden Gate Park and south of the Panhandle. They found two people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police linked the homicide and a nearby carjacking to the same suspect, identified as Joel Armstrong.
Nearly six hours later, just after midnight Feb. 17, officers in the city's Design District, north of Potrero Hill, noticed the stolen car parked behind an RV on Alameda Street between De Haro and Rhode Island streets.