Yesterday police presented to the media evidence they say demonstrates that Kenneth Harding, the 19-year-old shot and killed by officers in Bayview-Hunters Point Saturday, fired first.
Here is audio of the shots fired in the incident that police say was captured by ShotSpotter, a network of sound sensors in high-crime areas around the city that captures the sound of gunfire. The first shot, which sounds like a pop and police say is from Harding's gun, comes around 3:00 of the clip.
Commander Mikail Ali said, "The timeline on these 10 shots that were registered by the system is about six seconds. There is a time of 1.9 seconds between the first shot and the second shot. It is that time period that we believe that the first shot was fired by the suspect, and then the officers were in a position to identify and respond accordingly to being fired upon."
Listen to the recorded shots below: