Cops Shoot Man During Traffic Stop

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Gunfire in the Lower Nob Hill hood
Police shot and wounded an unidentified man who opened fire on them as they pulled him over during a traffic stop in the Lower Nob Hill area this afternoon.

Officers made a traffic stop at about 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Larkin and Bush streets. As officers approached the car, the driver took off running south on Larkin Street. Halfway across the block, the suspect pulled out a gun and started shooting at the officers, said Officer Carlos Manfredi.

The officers split up, one on each side of the sidewalk, and began shooting back. It's not known how many shots were fired, but at least one bullet hit the suspect in the head or neck, Manfredi said.

The suspect fell to the ground and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, a female passenger in the car slid over to the driver's side and sped off. Police did not have a description of the vehicle at this time.

"If [the officers] can identify this person, then they can run him and see if he is wanted or a parolee," Manfredi said.

Check back later for updates.

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Sensational headline, good policing.  Why try to make it seem like the police opened fire on some innocent man...  Why not "Police shootout in Nob Hill"


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