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.