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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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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,


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