Police in San Francisco shot and killed a man who authorities said had pulled what appeared to be a gun near officers outside a police station on Sunday evening. It later turned out that the unidentified man had a BB or pellet gun, rather than a real gun, officials said.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station. In a statement, the department said that the confrontation began when police sergeants asked a man in the station’s restricted lot to leave. Instead, the man stood in the middle of the driveway blocking their exit, police said.
When the sergeants approached him again, asking the man to take his hands out of his shirt pockets, they said they saw “what appeared to be the butt of a handgun” sticking out from his waistband, the statement said.
“Fearing for their safety and in defense of their lives, the sergeants drew their service weapons as the suspect pulled the weapon” out, the police statement said. Two sergeants shot and hit the man three times. He was declared dead at San Francisco General Hospital shortly before 8 p.m.
Police later learned that the man had an air gun, or a replica gun, they said.
Officials also said that the same man had approached officers from the same station earlier in the day while they were responding…
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