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BWC: Man raises loaded crossbow at San Francisco officers before OIS

The suspect, who was walking down a street while carrying the bow, was not injured by the gunshot and was taken into custody

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San Francisco police responded to reports of a man dressed in camouflage-printed clothing walking around with an AK-47 just after 3 p.m. on May 23. Upon finding him near Jennings Street and Donner Avenue, officers realized the male suspect was carrying a crossbow instead.

San Francisco Chronicle

By Joanna Putman
Police1

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Police Department has released body camera footage of an officer-involved shooting of a man carrying a crossbow, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

A 911 caller reported that a man was walking around carrying an AK-47, according to the report. Officers responded and saw that the man had a crossbow, not a gun.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Video shows officers giving repeated instructions to drop the weapon. They also fired two bean bag rounds as the suspect began to raise both arms. After the suspect ignored multiple commands, an officer fired a gunshot.

The man fell to the ground. He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries sustained from the beanbag rounds, according to the report. He was not injured by the gunshot.

Officers recovered the crossbow, which was loaded with a 15-inch bolt, according to the report.


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