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* San Francisco Police Report Kenneth Harding Jr. Killed Himself

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A man who was thought to have died from an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco last weekend appears instead to have been killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, investigators revealed today. Kenneth Harding Jr., a 19-year-old Seattle resident, allegedly ran from officers who had attempted to detain him Saturday for fare evasion at a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail stop at Third Street and Palou Avenue. Police had originally said Harding had turned and fired at the officers, who returned fire and fatally struck him.

However, the bullet believed to have killed Harding was removed from his head by the medical examiner, who discovered it was a .380-caliber bullet, which is not consistent with the service ammunition used by San Francisco police. Police said they also found an unused .380-caliber bullet in the right jacket pocket of Harding. The shooting has triggered several protests around the city since last weekend, including one Tuesday that led to 45 people being arrested.


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  • he shot himself? so he was running away from police and shot himself, officers thought he fired at them and shot him. makes no sense

  • the above image of kenneth harding jr. has been altered to make him look strange and “twisted”. and it’s funny how they now say he shot himself even though none of the videos support this idea, nor do the eyewitness statements. and he supposedly had a .380 that was not secured by the police on the scene(if there was a gun, i am pretty sure the police would have secured it before doing anything else, or is that not how it works in san fran) im sure the gun was secure when officer jackboot put it back in his pocket. joe trek, you are a scumbag and if you believe in covering for murderers, maybe you need to do what this article claims kenneth harding jr. did. and crawling back under the pond scum would just mean that people accept this kind of farce and put up with it. the pond scum is the corrupt police, so no thanks, its clear we would all be better off if we did not do that. its nice that you believe in them extrajudicially murdering a man who had his back to them, but when it’s your back thats turned, you better be looking over your shoulder, because they would do it to you too, even if you are a cop. these epmty souls think they can live their lives like it’s the shield or training day. just a tip to those fantasy driven leos who think they are the law and can do whatever they want because they have a gun, training day is just a movie buddy. the shield is a tv show. and i bet they didnt plant that .380 bullet in his pocket either. and they said they recovered a .45, oops the gun he supposedly had was claimed to be a .380. i bet they’ll “fix” this discrepancy as well. listen buddy, just accept that these leos made a huge mistake and should pay for it, just as any other person who makes a fatal error must do. but of course i bet in your eyes leos can do no wrong. i bet you could witness the police committing crimes against society and you would only be to glad to shake the hand of the evil person who did it. i can’t wait til they recover the .380 police used to murder him, thats gonna be an interesting trial.

  • That is great what the he’ll protesters have to say about that ? Now let’s hope they turn guns on there selves, and get the he’ll outa here and crawl back under the pond scum you all came from.

  • What the he’ll he shot at police what do the police have to do ? This is crap he shot at police he needed to die so the police or citizens don’t.. OMG

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