Print

News >> Browse Articles >> Crime News

+5

Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair After Officer is Stabbed

Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair After Officer is Stabbed

Video Screen Capture

USAToday.com

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,


+5
  • Spd_max50

    OfficerDonnie

    over 3 years ago

    44 Comments

    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

    onegoodcop

    over 3 years ago

    384 Comments

    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

    Eilene

    over 3 years ago

    18372 Comments

    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

    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    POS is lucky he's not dead.

  • 2011_range_day_2-19-10_max50

    USLawman1983

    over 3 years ago

    1572 Comments

    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

    creekcop

    over 3 years ago

    1056 Comments

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

  • Battering-ram-full_max50

    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 3 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the officer

  • Policelinkbadge_max160_max50_max50

    Gombino

    over 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Good job guys!

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    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

    coshane220

    over 3 years ago

    682 Comments

    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

    184retired

    over 3 years ago

    3806 Comments

    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

    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    GOOD SHOOT,

  • Telecommunicator_rusch_max50

    PGPD911

    over 3 years ago

    6672 Comments

    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.

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a criminal justice degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.

Recent Activity

1979_max30
Robocop33 gave a thumbs up to The Post "What has happened to my Police Link?", 8 minutes ago.
1979_max30
Robocop33 gave a thumbs up to The Post "What has happened to my Police Link?", 10 minutes ago.
1979_max30
Robocop33 gave a thumbs up to The Post "What has happened to my Police Link?", 10 minutes ago.
1979_max30
Robocop33 gave a thumbs up to The Post "What has happened to my Police Link?", 11 minutes ago.