Chocolate Factory Worker Who Was Shot by S.F. Cop Yesterday Dies

Categories: Local News
Erin Sherbert
The chocolate factory worker who was clinging to life yesterday after police shot him has died. The Medical Examiner tells us they have identified the man, but would not release his name until his family is notified.

Yesterday morning, police were called to Pier 17 after the man who was shot allegedly slashed his co-worker with box cutters while working at the Tcho chocolate factory. When the cops arrived, they chased after the suspect who ran down the Embarcadero toward Davis and Washington streets, leaving a trail of blood behind.

A female police officer ordered him to drop the cutters, but instead, he allegedly lunged toward her.

So she shot him twice in the chest, said Police Chief Greg Suhr.

The officer immediately started CPR, until paramedics arrived. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he later died, police said.

Both workers were temporary employees at Tcho; however, police were still unsure what instigated the slashing episode inside the factory. The man who was slashed is alive and well today.

As for the officer who shot and killed the man -- she has been placed on paid leave, per the standard protocol at the SFPD.

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