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Officer Involved Shooting on the 900 Block of De Haro Street
13-039
Posted Date: 4/18/2013
On April 17, 2013 at approximately 9:40 P.M., the San Francisco Police responded to a family dispute
and stabbing on the 900 block of De Haro Street. The suspect had called 911 and informed them he
had just stabbed his brother-in-law. A second male voice was heard in the background pleading for
help. 
Within one minute, officers arrived on the scene. As the officers approached the premise, the male
suspect emerged from a secondary doorway a few feet south from where the initial victim was later
located. The suspect was armed with a weapon (later determined to be a hammer) and had it raised
as he advanced towards officers. Officers gave orders to drop the weapon. The suspect continued to
advance towards officers, ignoring all commands. Fearing for their safety, one officer discharged their
weapon and struck the suspect. The suspect was taken to SFGH where he died of his injuries.
The male victim was also taken to SFGH where he is being treated with serious but non-life
threatening injuries and is cooperating with investigators.
This incident remains under investigation and is being investigated by the SF District Attorney’s
Office, Office of Citizen Complaints, SFPD Internal Affairs Criminal, Administrative Divisions and the
Homicide Detail.
Officers involved are placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol.
Anyone with information is asked to contact San Francisco Police Investigators or may remain
anonymous at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.