Screenshot from the Instagram video of the shooting 
@daniggahot via Instagram

On Wednesday, San Francisco police fatally shot a suspect who had a knife in the Bayview District, CBS San Francisco reports

According to authorities, the man was allegedly involved in a stabbing earlier and was eventually caught by police. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that when officers attempted to detain him with nonlethal force, shooting him with beanbags, the suspect didn’t respond. 


“They deployed the standard beanbag gun several times. He did not drop the weapon,” Suhr said. Officers fired a second round of beanbags at him, but he again failed to adhere to officers’ commands to drop his weapon. 

“This suspect had already shown by committing a felony aggravated assault that he was a danger to others, so he could not be allowed to move away from the scene,” Suhr said.


A witness nearby took a video of the police confrontation. The video starts with shouts of “Just drop it” as the man starts to stumble away in the direction of one of the officers. Shortly after, the camera pans to the ground and several shots are heard as officers open fire. 

A video from a different angle was posted to Twitter with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.


Watch the original Instagram video below. Warning: The video content is graphic. 

Read more at CBS San Francisco.

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