Cop Shoots Man, Protesters Vandalize Mission Police Station

Categories: Law & Order
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This is the gun the suspect allegedly used
Protesters spontaneously rallied outside the Mission Police Station last night after a plainclothes officers shot a man who the cops recognized as a gang member.

According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, two plainclothes officers from the Gang Task Force were working with two probation officers at 14th and Minna when they spotted two men who they thought to be identified gang members.

One of the officers approached the men, attempting to talk to the duo. One of the guys ran off, and the chase began.

As he ran, the suspect 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 the suspect allegedly raised it. Fearing for his life, the officer shot the man -- twice, Andraychak said.

The suspect -- who has not been identified --  was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

A few hours after the officer-involved shooting, an impromptu protest started outside the Mission Police Station on Valenica Street. Several dozen people marched through the streets, reportedly making anti-cop remarks, Andraychak said.

At some point during the demonstration, someone spray-painted the word "killers" on the front door of the police station.
 
There were no injuries and no arrests, and the protesters wrapped things up just before midnight. We will update as we get more information on this story. 

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davidcolburn
davidcolburn

@HarryElephante I would guess the protesters aren't necessarily buying the part about the guy pointing a TEC-9 at a cop.

HarryElephante
HarryElephante

@davidcolburn Do they have evidence or witnesses that show something else happened? This kind of thing is what cities pay cops to do.

davidcolburn
davidcolburn

@HarryElephante Stop asking questions and get with the ACAB program, dude.

davidcolburn
davidcolburn

@HarryElephante Heh, just noticed the Elvis reference. Nice. :)

davidcolburn
davidcolburn

@HarryElephante I agree, but demonization, oversimplification & stoking outrage to gain momentum/support are nearly universal in politics.

HarryElephante
HarryElephante

@davidcolburn True, I suppose. Although I think we need a little less action and a little more conversation.

davidcolburn
davidcolburn

@HarryElephante Not sure it's intellectl laziness so much as tactical choice. Most ppl know world's more complex than thr rhetoric suggests.

HarryElephante
HarryElephante

Sometimes I have to remind myself to be intellectually lazy. RT @davidcolburn Stop asking questions and get with the ACAB program, dude.

sftanya
sftanya

What the hell is wrong with people? Of all the wrongs you could protest, non-fatally taking down a gang member who points a gun at an officer seems like a bad choice. 

hplovecraft
hplovecraft topcommenter

The protesters are something like 'anarcho-communist' and embrace

certain Marxist/Leninist theories , such as 'criminals' , to include gang-

stahs , are a potential revolutionary group/class of people.. This theory

was discarded by later movements , notably the 'Shining Path' (Maoist)

in Peru.

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