Man injured in officer-involved shooting in SF

Police in San Francisco shot and injured an armed man and arrested four others in Potrero Hill on Thursday night, a police spokeswoman said.

About 7:50 p.m., plainclothes officers were on patrol in the 900 block of Connecticut Street when a group of five males were seen acting suspiciously, said Sgt. Monica MacDonald.

Two officers exited their vehicle to get a better view of the suspects before the group split up, MacDonald said.

Four of the suspects were followed by one officer, and one suspect was followed by another officer, according to MacDonald.

The lone suspect turned on the officer trailing him and produced a handgun, causing the officer to draw his firearm and order the suspect to drop his weapon.

The suspect did not comply and proceeded to advance on the officer.

The officer shot the suspect once in the upper body.

The suspect was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, MacDonald said.

A .38-caliber firearm believed to be loaded and narcotics were found on the suspects.

The four other suspects were detained, one of whom also had suspected narcotics in his possession.

The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave per department policy, MacDonald said.

Officer Gordon Shyy said that police have tentatively planned a town hall meeting for 6 p.m. Monday in the Bayview.

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