SAN FRANCISCO — Police killed a man after a routine inspection for tickets on the Muni light rail. The man ran away from police after the inspection and was later shot and killed.
While police claim the man was armed and shot at them, several witnesses reported that they did not see the man shoot at cops.
ABC 7 reports:
“We lost a life out here,” said resident Pladee Clayton. “That’s what everybody’s upset and everything, over an African-American couldn’t pay his fare.”
Police announced a break in the investigation on Sunday. After searching rooftops for a gun pointed at officers by the suspect, the answer may have come from a video posted on the website YouTube. The video shows police moments after the shooting and what appears to be a silver gun just feet from the suspect.