San Francisco police cordoned off Market Street after 5 p.m. Tuesday following a shooting and reports of a fight near Powell Street. <ins>(S.F. Examiner)</ins>

San Francisco police cordoned off Market Street after 5 p.m. Tuesday following a shooting and reports of a fight near Powell Street. (S.F. Examiner)

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.

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