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Aaron Sawyer was fatally shot by Daly City police brandishing a handgun following pursuit

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A man who was fatally shot by Daly City police in San Francisco early Saturday morning has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner’s office identified as 23-year-old Aaron Sawyer. Police pursued Sawyer and a passenger in a stolen vehicle from Daly City to Bayshore Boulevard in San Francisco at about 12:30 a.m., according to San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi.

Both occupants abandoned the moving vehicle at Bayshore Boulevard and Hester Avenue, Manfredi said. The unoccupied vehicle continued rolling and hit a San Francisco police car, he said. The passenger immediately surrendered to Daly City officers, but Sawyer ran away, brandishing a handgun, he said.

Daly City and San Francisco officers approached Sawyer, who allegedly raised his gun at them. A Daly City officer, fearing for his life, shot the suspect in the torso, Manfredi said. Sawyer was pronounced dead at the scene. The case is under investigation by the San Francisco Police Department.

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  • i cant believe u can live with yourself my brother i loved so much and each day i suffer being without him u left his son without a father and his girlfriend without a boyfriend and his baby mama to be mom and dad justice will be served eventually!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aaron Sawyer was my best friend, and It hurts to know this is how he passed away. I’ve known him for a long time and I know he wouldn’t have shot the cop, he was probably going to throw it out. You killed a man who left a child, a girlfriend, and loved ones behind. I know he wasn’t making the best decisions but he was always looking out for someones best interest. They took my best friend away and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him. I miss you Aaron with all my heart.

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