A San Francisco police officer shot and wounded a suspected gang member Thursday night after the man pulled a gun on two officers in the Mission district, police said.
The man was described as suffering from injuries that were not considered life-threatening and was at San Francisco General Hospital under arrest, SFPD spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
The incident occurred at 8:06 p.m. near the intersection of 14th Street and Van Ness Avenue. Two plainclothes officers from the SFPD’s gang task force, working with two probation officers, saw two men they believed to be gang members. When the officers attempted to speak to the men, one man began running, Andraychak said.
The two officers chased the man, who then drew a weapon, which Andraychak described as a TEC-9 machine pistol. An officer asked the man to drop the weapon, but he instead raised it and one officer fired an unknown number of shots at him, Andraychak said.
Police did not identify the suspects or the officers involved in the shooting. Both officers will be placed on routine administrative leave.
Police were patrolling the area in greater force in response to a Sunday homicide in nearby Garfield Square Park.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police at the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.