An investigation is underway into a deadly police shooting on Wednesday in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, according to police.
The San Francisco Police Department said plain-clothes officers were making an arrest at Fairfax Avenue and Catalina Street just before 3 p.m. when a second man began interacting with them.
More officers arrived and, at some point, the second man was shot by police, according to SFPD.
The man was allegedly carrying a firearm, but police didn’t describe the gun or how it was displayed.
Police also did not confirm if a weapon was actually found at the scene.
The man was taken to a hospital with injuries considered life-threatening and later died. Police don’t believe the second man had any connection to the initial arrest.
Community activists said Wednesday evening that the person who was shot was someone who kept to himself and may have had mental health issues. They added they are trying to understand how the incident happened.
“When I arrived, the only thing I seen laying by the body was a tall can like a pill bottle. That’s all I’ve seen. Several of our community members again, who watched SFPD shoot that man. They said they did not see a gun, they did not see a weapon pulled out,” said community advocate PJ Iulio.
“That’s where the confusion is right now. If they were here arresting someone else, where did this altercation come in with them and the other fella?” Iulio added.
SFPD said it will host a town hall to release more details in the next 10 days. Meanwhile, the D.A.’s office is investigating the shooting.
Bay City News contributed to the report.