Man killed in San Francisco officer-involved
By Karli Bulnes, Bay City News Service
January 27, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A man who police shot and killed
Friday night in San Francisco's Mission District after he allegedly
pulled out a gun has been identified as 36-year-old Mario Vargas,
according to San Francisco medical examiner's office Investigator
According to San Francisco Police Department Sgt. Neville Gittens,
three officers reported entering a pizzeria at 5145 Mission Street
to purchase food. Inside the restaurant, two men were telling
people they needed help, and that something had occurred between
them and a third man outside.
According to Gittens, officers went outside to investigate the
man pointed out to them by the group, but when they approached
him, he drew a gun, at which point police officers shot and killed
Gittens said the man was pronounced dead at the scene at around
9:59 p.m. Friday. McDonald said Vargas' place of residence has
not yet been determined.
Gittens does not yet know how many shots were fired or how many
officers may have shot the man, but investigation of the incident
Gittens said police have recovered the handgun the dead man was
said to have pointed at officers.
According to Gittens, the shooting is being investigated by the
Police Department's homicide division, by representatives from
the district attorney's office, and by representatives from the
Police Department's management control division.
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