San Francisco Police Shoot Suspect Caught on Camera
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A man shot and killed by San Francisco police on Oct. 10 refused to heed officers’ orders and ran toward them just before they opened fire, according to body camera footage released Monday.
In the minutes before police shot him on Oct. 10, 21-year-old Cesar Antonio Vargas carjacked a woman at knifepoint, attempted to enter another vehicle and pushed a man in the chest just after he disembarked a bus, police said. Graphic video footage showed Vargas facing off with two officers who ordered him to “drop it” and “get down on the ground” before he rushed toward them. Police, who fired four shots, said he was armed with a knife.
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