Police Shoot, Kill Driver Who Drove Toward Officers: SFPD

A female driver who officials said drove toward officers was shot and killed by police in San Francisco.

On Wednesday, the Medical Examiner identified her as Alice Brown, 24.

Officers in plain clothes approached her after spotting what they suspected was a stolen vehicle at a nearby Chevron gas station about 7 p.m. at Van Ness Avenue and Pine Street.

"They approached the car showing badge," Deputy Chief Hector Sainez said. "The vehicle drove at the officers, made a U-turn and fled the gas station hitting the building."

The officers ran and chased the vehicle, but the driver made a U-turn and used the car as a weapon against officers, police said.

"The vehicle then drove back onto the sidewalk toward the officers," Sainez said. "The officers fearing for their safety and for the community at large discarded their firearms."

Laurel Timms McNally was pumping gas at the Chevron station when she saw the vehicle going the wrong way up Pine Street.

"I think the car could not get any further, went in reverse on the sidewalk and then I heard gunshots," McNally said.

Police said several cars were damaged in the incident and no other injuries were reported. An investigation is ongoing.

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