A Mid-Market officer-involved shooting was a fatal one, NBC Bay Area and Bay City News report.
From the scene, the SFPD has confirmed to the Chronicle that an "officer fired on someone."
News outlets are awaiting SFPD Chief Greg Suhr for more information.
Still waiting for SFPD Chief Greg Suhr to make a statement. He's standing in front of the Chase bank. pic.twitter.com/qkeLPf92W9— Joe Vazquez (@joenewsman) October 15, 2015
Muni and traffic are closed off around the intersection of Eighth and Market Streets near UN Plaza while, according to the news channels' eyes in the sky, a body lies under a tarp. The Examiner confirms that staff from the Coroner's Office was on the scene.
Market Street between 7th and 9th streets, 8th Street between Market and Mission streets, and Hyde Street between Fulton and Grove streets are also closed.
Update: Ongoing SFPD activity at Market/8th--all Market St. routes delayed/rerouted & #FMarket re-routing. Updates to follow.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) October 15, 2015
ATTN: Due to SFPD activity at Market/8th, use Muni Metro subway as alternative service.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) October 15, 2015
Update 1:40 p.m.: Twitter engineer McLaren Stanley writes that he "was on the corner of Market and 8th" when he heard "two shots," tweeting the below image:
As Stanley was about 10 yards away, he claims to have seen the following:
Police officer was on the ground next to the suspect, with his gun in his right hand. The office eventually got up, seeming unharmed— McLaren Stanley (@StanTwinB) October 15, 2015
That rings with the Chronicle's coverage: They write that "there was some type of scuffle then 2-4 shots."
Update 1:55 p.m.: The SFPD is readying to brief the media, while revealing that two officers were injured but none was shot.
Update 2:10 p.m.: SFPD has briefed the media that during a scuffle making an arrest, one officer lost their gun, and their partner fired on the suspect.
SFPD chief: suspect dead after struggling with sgt. trying to arrest him. Sgt told partner, "He's got my gun. Shoot him."— Jenna Lane (@jennalane) October 15, 2015
Update 2:30 p.m.: Market Street has reopened.
Update 2:35 p.m.: The Chronicle writes that the victim was a latino man his 20s. He was not identified. Neither were the officers save the detail that they were "senior" and that both were treated at a local hospital, one for facial injuries, one for a knee injury.
It reportedly started like this: A construction worker flagged officers in a police vehicle and reported that the man was throwing bottles into the street.