Woman killed by SF police ID'd 

click to enlarge Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting that killed a female auto theft suspect at Pine Street and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco on Tuesday night. - GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. Examiner
  • Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting that killed a female auto theft suspect at Pine Street and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

A woman who was shot and killed by police Tuesday night after allegedly fleeing from officers in a stolen vehicle has been identified by the Medical Examiner's Office.

Alice Brown, 24, of San Francisco died at the scene near the corner of Pine Street and Van Ness Avenue. Brown's family has been notified of her death, and the cause of death is under investigation, the Medical Examiner's Office said.

The incident unfolded shortly after 7 p.m. when officers investigating reports of a stolen car approached the car Brown was occupying, a Volkswagen, at a Chevron gas station on Van Ness Avenue at Pine Street.

When the officers showed their badges, Brown reportedly fled in the car and officers followed on foot. In the chase, police said Brown struck the gas station and eventually drove at officers and other occupied vehicles. That is when the officers -- possibly two or more -- opened fire, killing her.

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Jonah Owen Lamb

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Born and raised on a houseboat in Sausalito, Lamb has written for newspapers in New York City, Utah and the San Joaquin Valley. He was most recently an editor at the San Luis Obispo Tribune for nearly three years. He has written for The S.F. Examiner since 2013 and covers criminal justice and planning.
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