A 19-year-old allegedly armed man was fatally shot in Bayview at about 4:40 p.m. this evening after he ran from police conducting a Muni fare inspection along the T-Third line on the platform at Third and Oakdale. The officers approached the victim when he got off the train without proof of payment, and the victim fled.

Police say the victim fired at them during the chase, prompting the officers to fire back several shots. The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he later died.

No weapon has been recovered, but a casings were was found at the scene that reportedly didn't belong to the police.

The shooting prompted people in the area to gather and reportedly throw bottles at the cops. (Update: See video of the scene.) SWAT team members in riot gear were on the scene within minutes of the incident, and Third Street was blocked off from Palou to Newcomb avenues.

The shooting is being investigated by homicide investigators, the department's officer involved shooting team, the district attorney's office and the Office of Citizens Complaints.

7/18 Update: The man shot by police has been identified as 19-year-old Kenneth Harding, a Washington state parolee who was wanted by Seattle police in connection with the shooting of a pregnant woman last week.

[SF Examiner]