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Both Bystanders Shot by SFPD Should Recover



    Both Bystanders Shot by SFPD Should Recover

    A suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at police officers during a  foot pursuit on Broadway in San Francisco overnight Saturday has been  identified as 20-year-old San Pablo resident Jesus Paredes Rodriguez.

        Two bystanders were struck when officers fired at a fleeing  subject seen conducting a drug deal in North Beach, San  Francisco police said.     The officers, who were on foot patrol, spotted a person they  believed to be wanted by police around 2 a.m. on the 400 block of Broadway,  said Lt. Troy Dangerfield.
        As they approached the suspect, who has been identified only as a  20-year-old Hispanic male, they saw him allegedly conduct a narcotics  transaction, Dangerfield said.
        When the suspect saw the officers approaching, he fled on foot  south on Broadway. The suspect reached into his waistband and produced a  semi-automatic pistol, which he allegedly pointed at the pursuing officers.
        The officers fired, but did not hit the suspect. Instead, they  struck two bystanders, a man and a woman.
        The woman, who was hit in the thigh, was treated at San Francisco  General Hospital and has been released, Dangerfield said. The man, who was  struck in the lower leg, was still in the hospital as of this afternoon. Both  their injuries were described as non-lifethreatening.
        The suspect, who was uninjured in the shooting, was taken into  custody at the scene and booked on weapons charges. Police also recovered his  weapon, which was found to be fully loaded and functional.
        The suspect did not fire his gun during the incident, Dangerfield  said.
        Police plan to hold a community meeting to share information about  the shooting in the North Beach area on Monday, but have not yet set an exact  time or location, Dangerfield said.
        Police did not have information available about how many officers  were involved in the shooting or how many rounds were fired.