Steven Young, Man Shot by Cops, Really Didn't Want to Go to Back to Jail
|Steven Young would rather die than go to jail|
At a community meeting last night, Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters that Young was a two-striker with multiple felony convictions, which explains why he ran from police -- and shot at them -- rather than hand over his license and registration when he was stopped by the cops last week.
Young, a San Carlos resident, had just arrived in San Francisco three days before he was shot; he apparently wanted to relax a bit, knowing he had warrants for his arrest in San Mateo County.
However, Young had enough narcotics and burglary charges to send him back to jail for a long time, police said. And his family made it clear to police that Young would have rather died than go back to prison, Suhr told reporters.
Young was pulled over by San Francisco police at about 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday. As officers approached the car, Young got out of the vehicle and began running southbound on Larkin Street, according to police. Halfway through the block, Young turned around and allegedly began shot multiple rounds at police, who then fired back, hitting Young in the head, according to police.
Young died Thursday night at San Francisco General Hospital.
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