Homeland security officer
shoots suspect fleeing police pursuit
By Emmett Berg
June 1, 2007
A representative of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
said a homeland security officer aided police in arresting an
assault suspect, who was shot non-fatally tonight on a South of
"A Federal Protective Services officer was somehow involved
in assisting San Francisco police officers," said Laurie
Haley, spokeswoman for ICE.
Sgt. Neville Gittens of the San Francisco Police Department has
reported the federal officer as shooting an assault suspect who
was fleeing a pursuing officer.
The officer fell and was run over by a motorist in the act of
eluding an attack from the suspect, Gittens said.
He was reportedly pinned under a vehicle and was extricated and
taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,
the sergeant said.
An eyewitness waiting at the bus stop at 7th and Harrison streets
around 7 p.m .saw the suspect quickly pass by within inches of
her, as he shouted obscenities and appeared to be wielding a weapon,
The eyewitness next reported seeing a silver car skid to a stop
and a man in civilian clothing pursue the suspect, who had allegedly
stabbed the hand of a restaurant owner on 8th and Minna streets.
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