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Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair After Officer is Stabbed

Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair After Officer is Stabbed

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January 06, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s police chief is renewing his call for Tasers after officers shot an agitated man in a wheelchair who allegedly stabbed one cop in the shoulder and slashed tires on city cars, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting. The confrontation, which involved four officers yesterday morning, was captured by a phone camera.

Both the suspect and officer suffered wounds that are not life-threatening, police said. The suspect, who was armed with a knife and a chunk of concrete, was shot in the groin while seated in his chair, though he had left it earlier and walked around.

It’s the second time in two weeks that city police have shot people with knives. Last week officers killed a man with a history of mental illness after answering a disturbance call at his home.

Update at 8:05 p.m. ET: Two of the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave — a sergeant with 15 years experience and an officer on the force about four years,

  • Spd_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Its nice that the Chief didnt throw the under the bus. He backed his officers and didnt play the game with the media that they generally want them to play. Good job to the officers and stay safe.

  • Mirror_in_unifrm_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I have arrested people in wheelchairs, they are no different than those who can walk. Criminals are just criminlas, no matter wheather in a wheelchair or not.

  • 375956_401447159923274_1109023972_n_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I saw the video on the news today. He refused to obey the orders of the officers when they told him to put the knife down, apparently he did stab one of them. The officers did not know if he was really disabled or using the wheelchair as a prop, and he could have been sitting on a gun. Who knew. The officers followed the use of force model and in my opinion the shooting was justified.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50


    over 3 years ago


    POS is lucky he's not dead.

  • 2011_range_day_2-19-10_max50


    over 3 years ago


    In the past, I disarmed a disabled crack dealer in a wheelchair of his handgun. I don't see an issue here. The wolf comes in a wheelchair sometimes.

  • Gas_mask_1_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I cringe at the idea of a bean bag to the twins!

  • Battering-ram-full_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Speedy recovery to the officer

  • Policelinkbadge_max160_max50_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Good job guys!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago

    Sounds like a fake handicapped idiot. Maybe they can charge him with impersonating a handicapped person? The right guy with a knife can be more dangerous than a guy with a gun, so it's good he didn't cause more severe injuries to the officer with that knife.

  • Cert_max600_max50


    over 3 years ago


    The article makes it sound as if "Administrative Leave" is a bad thing. That is common practice in every department after a shooting takes place.

    AS for the Chief renewing his call for Tasers...this is a prime example where a Taser could have been deployed effectivly. However, a man with a knife just stabbed a police officer (wheel chair or not)...I think it sounds like a justifiable shooting in this case.

  • Draped_badge_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I'm glad they didn't taze him, he tried to kill an officer.. Wheelchair/mental illness or not this is a dangerous person...Too bad they didn't kill him because he will be back on the streets in no time..Jury will take pity on the guy in a wheelchair

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


  • Telecommunicator_rusch_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Good job by the officers on scene to take control of the situation especially since one of them had already been seriously wounded. As far as the subject being in a wheelchair, whatever... Do you notice though that the traffic doesn't stop or slow at all? OMG, if it were here in Florida the rubberneckers would have caused a jam for sure!! Again, good job officers.

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