San Mateo County

One Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in South San Francisco

South San Francisco police officers early Wednesday shot and killed a man who they say was armed with a shotgun.

A resident on the 3700 block of Cork Place called police around 11:50 p.m., reporting a disturbance involving a gun.

Responding officers encountered a man who was standing in the middle of the street, and disobeyed repeated orders to drop his weapon, according to police.

Shots were fired, police said, and the man was killed. It's under investigation if the man pointed his gun at officers or fired shots beforehand.

One officer sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police are not searching for any outstanding suspects and the neighborhood has been deemed safe. Officers are expected to be in the area for several hours due to the ongoing investigation. 

Cathy Toy, who grew up in South San Francisco and has lived in the area for about 25 years, was rattled by the deadly shooting. She said she was thankful that no one she knows was out on the street at the time of the face-off.

"It's scary," Toy said.

The South San Francisco Police Department and San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office are jointly investigating the officer-involved shooting.

Police said this was the first officer-involved shooting since February 2016. The department has experienced four such incidents in the last four years, but it remains unclear how many of those were fatal. 

Further details about the suspect, officers and circumstances leading up to the shooting were not immediately available.

People with more information are asked to call police at 650-877-8900 or the anonymous tip line at 650-952-2244.

NBC Bay Area's Pete Suratos contributed to this report.

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