Stabbing suspect shot by SF police has died

Associated Press

July 19, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say a man shot by an officer has died after he allegedly attacked a co-worker at a chocolate factory moments earlier.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said the shooting occurred Wednesday in the city’s Financial District shortly after the 30-year-old temporary worker slashed his co-worker in the arm with a box cutter at the TCHO New American Chocolate at Pier 17 along the city’s Embarcadero.

Suhr said a female officer giving chase ordered the suspect to drop the box cutter when he lunged at her with it. She shot him twice in the upper torso.

Suhr said officers began performing CPR on the suspect as he was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The suspect’s name has not been released.

Police say the slashing victim at the factory suffered minor injuries.