One man is dead, one man is injured, and a third is in custody after a confrontation with San Francisco Police Department officers just blocks from Tuesday night's SF Giants game at AT&T Park.
According to SFPD spokesperson Officer Gordon Shyy, officers were conducting "crime suppression" in the area near the Park, which he describes as "abating vehicle burglaries and other crimes that may be committed while fans are inside AT&T Park or in the area to watch the game."
At around 9 p.m., Shyy says, officers saw a vehicle that they believed to be "casing" the area, and followed it to Jack London Alley and Bryant Street, which is between Second and Third Streets, adjacent to South Park.
There, Shyy says, officers saw the three suspects in that vehicle rob a Mercedes SUV that was parked on Jack London, then return to their vehicle. At that point, Shyy says, officers approached the suspects and saw that the driver had a handgun.
"The officer, at gunpoint, ordered the suspect to drop the gun. The suspect failed to comply," SFPD chief Greg Suhr told KTVU.
The officer, in fear for his life, Shyy says, then shot the driver, also striking the passenger in the back seat of the vehicle. The third suspect, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, fled on foot and was nabbed after a few steps by additional officers, Shyy says. According to KTVU, has been identified as 26-year-old Oshaine Evans of Oakland.
The men who were shot were transported to San Francisco General Hospital, Shyy says, The driver was pronounced dead, and the passenger is expected to recover.
According to Shyy, the driver's gun was found at the scene, as was the property that the suspects allegedly stole from the Mercedes SUV.
The officer who discharged his firearm will be on 10-day administrative leave, and the shooting will be investigated by the District Attorney's office, Suhr told the Chron.
SFPD officers will also continue to investigate the shooting, Shyy says. The front seat passenger, the guy who attempted to flee, was taken to Southern Station to be interviewed by investigators, and Surh reportedly told KTVU that the department is seeking witnesses or cell phone video of the confrontation.
This is the second fatal shooting by an SFPD officer in less than two weeks. On September 25, several officers shot and killed a carjacking suspect in the Financial District following a multi-city chase.