Video of San Francisco police shooting man in wheelchair 

San Francisco Police released a video of an officer involved shooting that occurred Tuesday morning.

The video, shot by a passerby using an iPhone, depicts what happened during an altercation between police and a wheelchair-bound man.

Police reportedly responded to 1380 Howard Street – the San Francisco Department of Health center - around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning for a man that was holding a knife and vandalizing city vehicles.

When police confronted the man and tried to subdue him, the man stabbed an officer in the left shoulder, according to Police Chief George Gascón.

The suspect, though, in a wheelchair, was mobile, according to Gascon.

This video shows police response moments after the stabbing. The suspect, in the wheelchair, backs away as police approach him.

Police use pepper spray and a beanbag gun on the suspect, but both fail, according to Gascon. The suspect then throws the knife and officers fire on the man, hitting him in the groin.

Both men are expected to survive. The incident is still under investigation, according to Gascon.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

 

Warning: Video contains graphic language and violence.

 

 

 

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