A known bank robber wanted by the FBI was shot and killed Tuesday night after trying to run over police in the Upper Haight neighborhood.
San Francisco police’s robbery abatement team was notified by the FBI that a known bank robber from southern California was in The City, according to Lt. Troy Dangerfield.
Around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, police located the suspect in the area of Buena Vista Avenue East, between Haight Street and Waller Street, in a stolen car matching a description passed on by the FBI.
The suspect tried to run over police officers when they located him. Fearing for their life, officers shot the suspect, according to Dangerfield. It is unknown if the suspect had a weapon and how long the suspect was has been in The City. The vehicle, though, was reported stolen May 16.
Dangerfield said the suspect was shot by police and transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died shortly after being transported.
The man was wanted in connection with two robberies in Irvine.
The incident occurred on the street next to Buena Vista Park, the suspect did not enter the park grounds.
The name and description of the suspect were not released. Dangerfield said the investigation is ongoing and the police department is trying to obtain details from the FBI.