The San Francisco police shooting that was caught on video showing an unidentified 19-year-old dying on the ground, has a new twist.
The teen in the video is considered a "person of interest" in the Seattle shooting death of Tanaya Gilbert, a pregnant 19-year-old girl who was shot, killing both her and her unborn child.
As Reported By SFGate:
The man who police officers shot and killed after he fired at them during a foot chase in Bayview-Hunters Point was a 19-year-old Washington state parolee sought for questioning in the slaying last week of a pregnant woman in Seattle, the San Francisco police chief said Sunday.
The man, who was fatally wounded Saturday afternoon while fleeing from officers who had tried to cite him for Muni fare evasion, had recently been released from a prison in Washington after serving time for convictions stemming from a King County sex offense, said Chief Greg Suhr.
Suhr did not release the man's name. But he said Seattle police detectives were seeking him as a person of interest in the slaying Wednesday of Tanaya Gilbert, 19, which also killed her unborn child. Three others were injured. A day after the shooting, gunfire marred a vigil for Gilbert.
In San Francisco, the man was stopped at 4:44 p.m. by two uniformed officers who, while patrolling Third Street between Oakdale and Palou avenues as part of a violence-reduction effort, conducted a fare inspection on a light rail platform.
The man took off, drew a gun, and ran more than a block into Mendell Plaza as the officers chased him, Suhr said.
"He was shooting indiscriminately, more than one time," Suhr said of the man, who apparently fired over his shoulder. "He fired at them, they fired back. That is what officers are going to do. If you fire at the police, they are going to shoot back."