Police Say Kenneth Harding Shot Himself

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Did he shoot himself?
Those who were looking for answers surrounding Saturday's officer-involved shooting which killed 19-year-old Kenneth Harding aren't going to feel satisfied by this news. Police are now saying Harding, a Seattle parolee, shot himself in the six-second gunshot exchange between him and police last Saturday.

SFPD held a press conference this afternoon, telling reporters that Harding was hit with two bullets -- one in his lung and one in his head. A .380-caliber bullet was found in his head -- yet police were firing .40-caliber ammunition. "We believe the fatal wound to Mr. Harding's body was self-inflicted. The investigation is still ongoing as to whether or nor this was accidental or an intentional act," Commander Mike Biel told reporters.

Initially, police believed officers had killed Harding in a gunfire exchange Saturday afternoon. Harding allegedly ran from officers who were conducting a Muni fare inspection in an attempt to dodge paying his fare. As he ran, he shot over his shoulder toward officers, who fired back. A total of 10 shots were fired during the six-second exchange.

Chief Greg Suhr held a town hall meeting last night at the Bayview Opera House, where hundreds of people showed up to discuss the shooting -- which some angry residents have said was racially motivated.  Suhr was booed of stage at the meeting, where he was clearly the target of much anger.

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Goodrobn48
Goodrobn48

Firstly; sorry! Innocent people don't run from the police, look at Harding's history, he had the same bullet in pocket as in his head. This just a good excuse to go against the authority. And personally the" Race Card" is getting old, why not ask Harding's neighbors, who saw his criminal behavior first at hand, and I don't mean the thugs he hung out with, what think!  

Lashon 123
Lashon 123

that bullet was plantd in his pocket, its so easy to say they found a bullet in his pocket

George
George

I'm sure you'll do a good job of fanning the flames for the "protesters", er... vandals.

delontay
delontay

yo the cops shot him, wake up people, he didn't shoot himself

whitenhappy
whitenhappy

Anti-racist is just a code word for anti-white.

rudeboi
rudeboi

you got it cracka. cracka, another name for white also.

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

"...an' don't forget porch monkey , that's a...... .Oh! , wait a minute , that's not. ..."

rudeboi
rudeboi

see.....now you get it. very good.

Murrchen
Murrchen

"cracka, cracka", eh?  Why is it ignorant racists love name-calling?

Kind of like the school yard huh?  In that case...grow up idiot.

rudeboi
rudeboi

you cracka are a trip, it's like do as I say and not as I do. You people invented name calling. If being called cracka hurts you in anyway then you need to grow up. Don't you people run the entire planet?

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