SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say they’ve recovered a handgun believed to be the one used by a man who was shot to death by officers Saturday.

Police say the gun, which was not recovered immediately after the 5 p.m. shooting in the city’s Bayview District, was believed to have been taken from the ground as officers tended to the suspect.

The fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man came after officers say the man ran when they tried to question him on a Muni light rail platform.

Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak says as the suspect ran, he fired back at the officers. At least one of the officers fired back. The officers were not hurt in the incident.

The name of the man has not been released. He died in a hospital around 7 p.m. Saturday.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are being investigated.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (18)
  1. Mace says:

    SFPD is just killing up these dudes…KARMA comes full circle LOL

  2. Rusty says:

    I bet he’s black.

  3. sir Gaga says:

    Maybe he said a gay slur. Im glad they shot him dead. We dont care for you redneck gun toteing repukes to be in out city. We are proud of out gay roots. We have Barbra Boxer, and Nancy Pelosi. Barack Obama is helping us now too. We hate all you bible reading god thumpers. We love Lucifer, so give it a break, or we will have our police shoot you. Stay away from us. you sick straights!

    1. krgh says:

      you are so ignorant it is unbelievable typical smug San Franciscan do you think people should be killed for saying gay slurs they are just words.

  4. Schroder says:

    My mom lives nextdoor to his uncle. He is very poor, and works real hard. He had no gun. The police planted one in the bushes to cover what they did. They shot at him twice, hit him once, and saw he had no gun. The one cop carries a gun a planted it. He saved his partner. The family is devastated. Not only did they kill him, but they made him out to be a gun carrying cop shooter. Its all false. He is a hispanic Gay gentleman that never hurt a fly

    1. Linda says:

      Maybe, just maybe he shouldn’t have run when the cops wanted to ask him a question. I bet he DID have a gun. I don’t run when a cop wants to ask me a question, only guilty people run.

    2. RED JOHNSON says:

      you must be black!!!!!!!

  5. AlonzoD says:

    I just heard that the cop was a cowboy type that shot this guy. I heard he didnt have a gun too. They say there is other injuries as well. Like he was kicked in the head. His neck is broken as well. That guy was poor. He was comming home from working 14 hours. They yelled at him, chased him and shot him. For being poor dirty and Mexican? Thats rubbish.

    1. Fred says:

      So, Alonzo – any idea why he ran?

  6. Hannah says:

    Are you moronic or ? Since when do police have time to simply spot some citizen out for a little jogging so that they can pretend he has a gun, shoot him, and, oh later, plant a gun in the bushes??? Have you seen the list of calls they have when they first come on a duty shift? They are way to busy to make this silly stuff up. Maybe you could do a “ride along” sometime and see reality and not tv stories. Better bring your plastic pants because their job isn’t fun and you might have to change your view before the shift is over.

  7. Chris says:

    Yea Hannah …Cops looking after each other?… never happens and all cops are straight as an arrow I’m sure. I think you’ve been watching too many cop reality shows…

  8. Janice says:

    He was young. He has a new 4 month old baby. He didnt speak English and didnt understand. He saw guns and they were running at him yelling at him. He ran and one guy shot twice. The cop was angry because he was running. That was a lunch tupperware in his hand, not a gun. Dont Police usually carry one gun apiece? Where did this one come from? Was it rusty or something?

    All his money was for the mom and the baby. What will She do now? Have CPS take her little baby away. The Officer should do the right thing and tell that is was an accident and he thought a thermos looked like a gun. People understand that. Not this story.

    1. Ashley says:

      Really? He didn’t speak English? Hmmmmm. Can we say illegal?? Sorry the guy is dead, but learn the f’in language and then you won’t freak out when you hear them call out to you!!

    2. Jennifer says:

      Were you there as a witness Janice? I don’t think so.
      Cops are TRAINED professionals who KNOW the difference between a Gun and a THERMOS or TUPPERWARE. How stupid do you they they are?
      If a person runs, they are guilty of something.
      Since it was a light rail station, there will more than likely be a film on the incident, which will probably prove he had a gun and was shooting at the cops.

  9. Sara_1111TX says:

    Are they going to investigate this?

  10. Skip S says:

    Look, if it was an accident, then it was an accident. Nothing will bring the guy back. Cops dont like to kill people. It makes them feel sad and it makes them look real bad, unless its a real bad person.

    Its bad enough the kid died. Im sure he understood “STOP!” You stand still and do not move until the officer says so. Then you do exactly what the Police officer tells you to do.

    No need to put the cop in jail too. That costs us all.

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