San Francisco police shot and killed a 19-year-old man after he apparently refused to pay a $2 fare of the city’s light rail system.
At least two citizen videos have emerged since the Saturday shooting, showing the bloodied suspect dying on the pavement as police stand around him with their guns drawn.
A growing crowd grows tense as the man withers in a pool of blood. He died in the hospital a few hours later.
Police say the suspect began shooting at them before they shot back.
They also say they recovered a gun from the incident, but did not do so until after one of the videos was posted online, according to the San Francisco Appeal.
Amateur video footage of the exchange showed that a passerby picked up the suspect’s handgun in the aftermath of the shootout and took it from the area before investigators were able to establish a crime scene, police said.
With the help of witnesses, police were able to identify the individual who took the gun and retrieved it this afternoon, Andraychak said.
The Seattle Press-Intelligencer is reporting that the man who was shot was wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Seattle last week.