Jaxon Van Derbeken, Justin Berton, Erin Allday
January 5, 2011
San Francisco police shot a knife-wielding man in a wheelchair Tuesday after he allegedly stabbed a police officer in the shoulder and slashed car tires.
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A witness used his cell phone to capture the shooting on video, which shows four officers surrounding the suspect in his wheelchair. In the video, one of the officers shoots the suspect using a beanbag gun, and the suspect appears to throw the knife aside. A split second later the suspect is shot in the groin with a handgun.
Both the suspect and the wounded officer, neither of whom were named by police, were in stable condition Tuesday night at San Francisco General Hospital and their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.