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Rioters are surrounding the Mission District Police Station in San Francisco this morning after a plainclothes San Francisco police officer shot a suspect that police said pulled a gun on the officer Thursday night, according to police. Vandals wrote the word “KILLERS” on the wall of the police station located at 600 Valencia St, according to an employee at Pizzeria, located just across the street from the Mission District Police Station. The Pizzeria employee said at least 15 riot police could be seen outside the police station shortly before 12 a.m. and that rioters were yelling obscenities as they walked laps down 17th, Mission, 18th and Valencia streets.
The shooting that enraged rioters was reported at 8:06 p.m. in the 200 block of 14th Street, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Two plainclothes officers from the department’s Gang Task Force were working along with two probation officers in separate vehicles in the area when they saw two people they thought they recognized as gang members. One of the officers attempted to talk to one of the two people who ran from police with the officer in pursuit. While running, the suspect pulled a gun, later determined to be a TEC-9 pistol, and the officer ordered him to drop the weapon, Andraychak said. Instead, the suspect turned toward the officer and began to raise the pistol. The officer feared for his life and shot at the suspect, Andraychak said. Police said the suspect was hit twice and was then taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.
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