Watch: Handcuffed Man Shot Twice by San Francisco Police, According to Eyewitnesses
Officers responded to the scene after receiving a report that someone had been shot near Pier 17.
At around 11:30 a.m., the San Francisco Chronicle reported that a man was shot by police after he refused to drop a knife the knife he’d used in a stabbing earlier. But this account of the events conflicts with reports from witnesses who were at the scene and witnessed the shooting:
Two YouTube videos uploaded after the shooting recorded what witnesses said happened:
“So what happened here?” the cameraman asks a witness.
“The police shot somebody. In the chest, twice,” he says.
“They said that the man had a gun or something but he didn’t. He was just a civilian.”
“What was he doing?” the person recording the video asks.
“Nothing. They had him in cuffs. And they shot him. Twice.”
“They shot him in cuffs?”
The cameraman recording the video then runs over to question police.
In the second video, a second witness says “a female officer with f*****g short blonde hair” shot the handcuffed man.
“While he was in handcuffs?” the cameraman asks.
“Yes.” He confirms.
“And you witnessed this?”
“I saw this.”
One witness describes him bleeding out, while still in handcuffs. The man was shot twice in the chest and taken to the hospital. At the time of this reporting, he was in serious condition.
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