Steven Young, Man Shot by Cops, Really Didn't Want to Go to Back to Jail

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Steven Young would rather die than go to jail
The only reason to run from cops is to avoid jail time, which is why it wasn't too surprising to learn that Steven Young, the 33-year-old man shot by San Francisco police last week during a routine traffic stop, just didn't want to spend anymore time behind bars.

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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dontshitonsteve
dontshitonsteve

Fuck you trolls, Your Souls Are Doggshit An I Hope You Enjoy Your  Lonely pathetic Virgin  Life. I Knew Steve And He Was Just A Tribute To This Doggshit State and The Growing Incarceration Rate.You Know There A Prob When Hedgefung Managers Are Opening Jails Like Hotels. Steve Was An Awesome Person Who Cared For Others, Would Prefer His Company Alot More Than The Shit Talkin Narsacists On This Site, Specially You Flemingrandolph, You Lil Nazi Flamer, Ur a closet gay an u know it..

Adrea650
Adrea650

Im deeply disgusted by the horrible comments left about a man who lost his life. I knew Steve and he was a wonderful person. He was loyal, funny, giving, genuine and a pleasure to be around. For you to judge and slander someone you know nothing about is a very ugly characteristic on your part. He has a family, a wife and friends who are mourning his loss. Think about them before you throw mudd. Every saint has a past every sinner has future. No one is perfect.....not even you. RIP Steve you will be missed   

Communityonegc
Communityonegc

Well, I believe the cops wrongfully shot Steve. They probably thought he was shooting back at them at the moment but that wasn't the case. The first witness mentioned he saw Steve running and shot two bullets at a parked car. Basically, he was committing suicide by making the police shoot at him directly. Rest in peace Steve.

SUPERMANSPRINCESSBEEZY
SUPERMANSPRINCESSBEEZY

I KNOW THE COPS WERE "JUST DOING THERE JOB" BUT I BELIEVE POLICE OFFICERS ARE TRAINED NOT TO HIT SPECIFIC AREAS OR ALSO COMMONLY KNOWN AS "KILL SHOTS".... WHEN FIRING AT A SUSPECT AND IF NO ONE HAS TOOK THE TIME TO NOTICE THE SAD POSSIBILITIES OF TRUTH AN RATHER JUS SPREAD THERE MENTAL GARBAGE THEY ARE NOT JUST THINKING IS AN OPINION BUT A GOOD OPINION....MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY NOTICING HE FIRED TOWARD KEY WORD BEING *TOWARD* THE OFFICERS NOT AT THEM, I BELIEVE IF HE MENT TO KILL ANYONE HE WOULD HAVE, IT WAS A FORM OF SUICIDE NOT DIRECTLY DONE BY HIS OWN HAND BUT SURE AN TRUE A CHAIN REACTION HE KNEW HE CAUSED AND THE OUTCOME...THIS IS JUST MY OPINION OF ONE OF MULTIPLE POSSIBILITIES ONLY STEVEN GOD REST HIS SOLE KNOWS WHAT WAS HAPPENING WHAT HE WAS FEELING AND WHAT HE WAS THINKING. I JUST TAKE PRIDE IN KNOWING WHAT KIND OF PERSON AND MAN HE TRULY WAS AN LAUGH AT YOU PETTY MORONS WHO KNOW NOTHING OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CARING AND SADLY MISSED INDIVIDUAL...

Anon
Anon

So I have to get shot and hit first before my partner shoots back? YA I DON'T THINK SO.  You shoot "kinda sorta at me, but don't really mean to" I'm firing back at you.

Lauren
Lauren

That is exactly it.

George Jason376
George Jason376

Steve was my brother and my friend.for those of you who like to slander his name without even knowing him how would you feel about people talking about your family after being shot in the head.I understand the police have a job but show some damn respect for his family ! R.I.P.P.W.P

Alicia
Alicia

I knew Steve in junior high. He was cool as hell. Remember, we all come from somewhere and sometimes life's circumstances lead us awry. RIP Steve.

Zachblake63
Zachblake63

rip steve young...zach blake ...and  justin vic....

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

Perhaps erroneously had the impression that Kamala Harris was still D.A. here and...asylum ?...Thinking that S.F. was still as 'criminal friendly' as it was back in the more halcyon days , when the communists outnumbered the moderates running the show?....         No telling...

Briansays
Briansays

good riddanceworld a better place without the grease stainglad the taxpayers money won't be wasted taking care of him

Benjamin Russell
Benjamin Russell

Boo hoo, what a loss.  The community will mourn the loss of an attempted cop killer being taken off the street. 

Betteroffdead
Betteroffdead

You all sound really foolish and pathetic going on about someone you don't know, based on an event written about in very simple terms...The police killed him, his life is lost and to be honest that was enough.  The world is no better with your negative opinions and ignorance....so sit behind your computer and pretend to have a higher understanding of things and lives you know nothing of. Shame on you is right!!!

Lauren
Lauren

Do you know for a fact that he tried to kill a cop?  Do you know where the gun was aimed and where the bullets hit?  No, you really don't.

Kill 'em all
Kill 'em all

Obviously, Young was a selfish asshole, willing to murder cops or shoot and kill innocent bystanders rather than go to jail. Good riddance.

Bravesfan948062002
Bravesfan948062002

Fuck you asshole. That's no way to talk about a fellow human being. Maybe someday the police will shoot at you and you'll have a difference of opinion. 

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

Also his family , as is often the case here , sound like they were 'enablers' to hischosen life style..

kingLEOnidas
kingLEOnidas

I just want to say that I personally know Steve and I grew up with his brother. I don't expect you to believe me when I say that Steve was a good person deep down who had a lot of potential if he ever got it together. But you should keep your judgmental garbage to yourselves. You're all pretty tough posting it anonymously on a comment thread online. You should really take a look at yourselves, because good people don't bash a man and his grieving family. The Youngs are good people, much better than any of you cowards. That could just easily have been your son or brother and you want to run your mouth from the safety of your keyboard. You people are the worst kind of trash. You should be ashamed of yourselves!

SUPERMANSPRINCESSBEEZY
SUPERMANSPRINCESSBEEZY

I JUST WANTED TO SAY KING THAT WHAT YOU SAID IS BEAUTIFUL AND TRUE IN SO MANY WAYS...AND I FULLY AGREE... AND THESE JUDGE MENTAL TRASH THAT ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO GOOD ENOUGH TO BE CALLED HUMANS LET ALONE PEOPLE SPEWING THIS HATRED THEY HAVE DECIDED TO CALL AN OPINION DONT HAVE ONE SIXTEENTH OF A CLUE WHAT THERE TALKING ABOUT. I NEW STEVEN AS WELL ACTUALY QUIT WELL OVER THIS LAST YR AND A HALF, HE WAS MY FATHERS BEST FRIEND AND SOMEONE I TRULEY LOVED RESPECTED AN ADMIRED AND HOW DARE ANYONE SPEAK ON HIS FAMILY THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE ANYTHING SAID HERE BUT LOVE THERE OLDEST SON AND HE LOVED THEM ALONG WITH HIS FRIENDS AND YOU PATHETIC JUDGMENTAL EXCUSES FOR HUMANS ARE JUST A WAIST OF SKIN SPACE AND AIR DONT BOTHER PUTTING YOURSELF IN ANYONE OF US WHO LOVE AN KNOW STEVEN BECAUSE YOU ARE AN NEVER WILL BE WORTHY OF THAT RIGHT LET ALONE TO BE THE DIRT ON THE BOTTEM OF OUR SHOES. I DONT WISH ANYONE PAIN LIKE WE HAVE ALL SUFFERED AND ARE STILL SUFFERING BUT YOU DISGUST ME AN KARMA WILL GET YOU FOR YOUR WORDS,THOUGHTS,ACTIONS, ILL SEE YOU IN HELL WHILE IM LOOKING DOWN FROM HEAVEN AS WILL HE. REST IN PEACE STEVEN PLEASE DONT LET THESE FOOLISH PEOPLE DISTURB YOUR PEACE.- YOURS TRULY SUPERMANZPRINCESSBEEZY

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

 I'm not used to discussions with ( 415 ) styled ( Remember 'Baker's Dozen?) , trust funded 'bangers' , like you , so good bye..

kingLEOnidas
kingLEOnidas

You wouldn't be so loose with those words if we were face to face. But that's why you do it online. I would feel sorry for you if you weren't such a sack of puss and shit.

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

Pour some St Ides 211 Steel Reserve into the ground where he was shot and be done with it , 'bro...

kingLEOnidas
kingLEOnidas

I'm offended by all the attacks on Steve, but I replied to you especially for sinking even lower and taking a shot at his family. But my reply was meant all you judgmental assholes (Kill 'em all, Benjamin Russell, Briansays) who think it's ok to cast aspersions and smear Steve or his family. Steve was a great person and had many people who cared deeply for him and are grieving right now. Show some respect and keep your stupid opinions to yourselves! 

Rest in peace Steve. We miss you bro.

Lauren
Lauren

Family (and parents) can only do so much to stop a grown man.  Why are we now judging his family?  If you really did know them, or of them, you'd know that they are truly good people.

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

I get a 'life reading' on the deceased that he came from a background of 'relative affluence' and despite this advantage , still managed to make a mess of things.Shooting at a policeman is still frowned upon , even in S'ci F'i , especially nowthat Kamala , Heather and Chris , Oh My! , are gone...and why only replying to'me'?. My language is really quite civil , compared to all the rest...maybe that'swhy...

Tickedoff
Tickedoff

Say what you want about Steve, but leave his family out of this.  Put yourself in their shoes...

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

No thanks. I let the statistics stand. You're on the losing side of history , again.

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