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Man Tries to Rob Off-Duty California Officer, Gets Shot

December 04, 2014  | 

An attempted robbery suspect was shot by an off-duty San Francisco police officer in the city's Lower Nob Hill neighborhood Wednesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

A passerby saw a male suspect trying to break into a car around 6 a.m. and confronted him. The suspect then struck the passerby with a wooden object and robbed him, Sgt. Monica MacDonald told Bay City News.

The suspect made his way into a nearby apartment building, where the off-duty police officer was exiting an apartment in the building and encountered him in a hallway, MacDonald said.

The suspect then tried to rob the officer, who identified himself and drew his weapon, the sergeant said. The suspect refused to comply and told the officer that he would have to have to kill him, MacDonald said. The officer holstered his handgun, and the two became engaged in a physical struggle, according to police. The officer called for backup during the fight, during which the suspect struck the officer and bit him, causing lacerations, MacDonald said.

The suspect then reached for the officer's gun, which discharged once, striking the suspect in the upper body, MacDonald said. She said blood was found all over the hallway inside the apartment building when on-duty police officers arrived.

The wounded suspect was located and taken to the hospital.

Comments (6)

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krisnlc @ 12/4/2014 3:32 PM

Karma...good riddance to this guy also....glad the officer is okay. :-)

TheRookie @ 12/4/2014 5:01 PM

Opps what a azz hat this wack job is. He's lucky it only wounded him. Another one permanently off the streets would've been just fine.

Ccapt. Crunch @ 12/4/2014 8:23 PM

Lucky officer. Why carry a firearm if you don't use it. The suspect could have taken the officers firearm and shot other innocent people.

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 12/4/2014 9:31 PM

He told the officer he was going to have to kill him. Another one that had no respect for the officer or anyone else. the first time he rushes me I would have felt endanger for my life which is imminent. that would have been his last rush. I am glad the officer is okay and he did follow the force continuum, the bad thing is the suspect didn't and tried to get the officers weapon.

kevCopAz @ 12/4/2014 9:56 PM

Nice job! Just do as you are told (lawfully) Mr. Suspect and you wont be shot, end of story. Even YOU should understand that if you bring an attitude with you to a gun fight and nothing else, you will be shot. DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD and STOP BEING A CRIMINAL and you wont be shot. SIMPLE!

S.S. @ 12/5/2014 9:19 AM

Good Job! Too bad the suspect didn't expire.

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