A man police say was seen striking another man on the head with a silver handgun during the height of the brunch hour on Sunday in the Marina was subsequently shot and injured after he allegedly raised his weapon toward officers.
The incident began at the Bank of America ATM at Chestnut and Pierce Streets at 12:30 p.m. Sunday when officers responded to a report of a fight. The Latino male suspect was heard demanding the other man's backpack, and then was seen pistol whipping the man, and while doing so the gun went off.
When officers approached, the suspect fled east on Toledo, trying to hide at Capra Way and Mallorca Way. Officers quickly located him, and he again tried to flee up Mallorca, but then he allegedly turned his gun on officers, several of whom fired on him. He was taken to S.F. General and listed in serious condition.
As you can hear from clothing shop manager Whitney Pursek speaking to ABC 7, this rare instance of shots being fired in the heart of the Marina was fairly harrowing. She quickly shut the door and took customers upstairs to escape stray bullets. Hopefully she still made a sale.
The victim in the pistol whipping tried to flee the scene with a female in a blue vehicle, but police have identified him and there may be more to come from this story.