Man shoots, kills himself when confronted by police 

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A man shot and killed himself Wednesday evening outside the Hall of Justice after brandishing a handgun at officers and saying, "This isn't for you."

Police responded about 5 p.m. to calls of a gun in the roadway at Harriet Street near Ahern Way, on the east side of police headquarters at the Hall of Justice, Sgt. Michael Andraychack said.

When cops approached the scene, they found an adult male who was holding a handgun, Andraychak said. He reportedly told the officers the gun was not meant for them before shooting himself in the head.

Andraychak said the officers did draw their weapons and take cover, but did not fire at the man, whose name was not released.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting took place in the Medical Examiner’s Office parking lot. It is not known if the man had any connection to the Hall of Justice.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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