SF police shoot man armed with knife on Market Street, sources say

Suspect involved in large fight, sheriff’s deputy deploys Taser

San Francisco police shot a man who was allegedly armed with a knife while responding to a large fight near Market and Fifth streets Tuesday evening, according to multiple police sources.

The man was shot once in the abdomen and police also used a bean-bag gun against him, the sources said. He was taken into custody after at least one deputy with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department deployed a Taser.

The San Francisco Police Department has not confirmed details about the shooting but said that it was conducting an officer-involved shooting investigation in the area.

“We will work to provide pertinent updates as they become available,” the SFPD tweeted at 6:39 p.m.

A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department confirmed that a deputy fired a Taser at the suspect.

“One of our deputies assisted following an officer-involved shooting and used the Taser to assist,” said SFSD spokesperson Nancy Crowley.

Crowley said the deputy was at the scene to respond to a call for service.

The shooting appears to have happened at some time after 5 p.m.

Officers were photographed gathered near police vehicles along Market Street with the area cordoned off.

Transit officials were re-routing buses around the area as of 5:17 p.m.

Emergency officials also issued an alert at 5:25 p.m. urging the public to avoid the area.

mbarba@sfexaminer.com

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