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* Kenneth Harding’s Gun Recovered by San Francisco Police

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San Francisco police say they have recovered the gun used by Kenneth Harding, the 19-year-old man who died in a shooting that involved police in the Bayview District on July 16. The .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol was recovered after a Bayview resident led police to the gun following a weeklong community effort, police said today. Harding died after he exchanged fire with police officers who were conducting San Francisco Municipal Railway fare enforcement near Third and Palou streets. Police said officers shot at Harding after he fired at them.

Police later said an autopsy showed that the bullet that killed Harding did not come from a police gun, and that he appeared to have shot himself. They said video taken just after the shooting shows someone picking up Harding’s gun and walking away with it. Ballistic tests conducted by the Police Department’s crime lab confirmed that the .380-caliber gun recovered by investigators is the gun that fired the fatal shot, according to police. Earlier in the investigation, police recovered a .45-caliber gun at a local parolee’s house that they initially believed was Harding’s gun.

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  • SFPD murdered this kid, its on the live footage at youtube. Their lies have caught up with them. The nation saw it. White people are so racist these days, it’s a shame that they don’t realize their own problem. I hope this young man’s mother sues the heck out of the SFPD, maybe this will teach them a lesson that needed to be taught hundreds of years ago. This is so ridiculous how they did him. No one touched anything at that scene, the police had guns drawn on everything. We have got to learn to assimilate with each other whether we want to or not. No one race of people is better than the next. The white race is just taking what they want, by any means necessary.

  • Your right buddna. The family has a right to be upset but not at SFPD. They need to be upset at the morons in the mob that interfered with the police investigation and stole the evidence from the crime scene.

  • I’m sorry but SFPD really bungled this one. First they couldn’t find the gun, then the next day they “tracked” the gun down but it was the wrong one. Now almost 2 weeks later police found the REAL gun this time. I know Kenneth Harding was not a good person and he might have deserved his fate but I do believe his family has a right to be upset because this case is a hot mess.

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