Oliver Barcenas Identified as Man Shot by Undercover Cop
(Original story Sept. 24): If you weren't able to attend this morning's town hall meeting to hear SFPD Chief Greg Suhr detail last week's officer-involved shooting, you have another chance tonight.
Supervisor David Campos is hosting a second meeting with the community today at 6 p.m. to talk about the recent gun violence in the Mission, and better understand why a plainclothes officer shot and injured Oliver Barcenas in a foot chase last week.
Barcenas was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, and has since been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer with an assault weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a banned assault weapon, and participating in a criminal street gang, according to police.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Thursday, two plainclothes officers spotted Barcenas and another man walking near 14th and Mission streets. Believing them to be identified gang members, one of the officers approached the pair. Barcenas took off running, and the cop chased after him.
Barcenas allegedly pulled out a Tec-9 pistol, which was loaded with 25 rounds, and turned toward the cop. The officer ordered him to drop the weapon, but instead Barcenas raised it, police said. Fearing for his life, the officer shot him -- twice.
A few hours after the shooting Thursday night, protesters spontaneously rallied outside the Mission Police Station, where they taunted police and scrawled "killers" across the front of the station.
Tonight's meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Community Resource Center, 1294 Potrero (at 25th St.). Suhr will be there to answer your questions.
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