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Suspect Dies Following Officer-Involved Shooting in San Francisco's Mission District: Police

A suspect believed to be connected to an armed robbery died following an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco's Mission District Tuesday night, according to police.

The suspect, who was spotted in the trunk of a car before the shooting, was pronounced dead at the scene located along Capp Street, police said. Two other suspects inside the car were detained.

Uniformed officers were flagged down in the area of 20th and Capp streets around 10:35 p.m. by two victims of a reported armed robbery, according to police. 

After receiving a description of the suspect vehicle, officers saw it on Capp Street between 21st and 22nd streets, police said.

Officers ordered the suspects to get out the car, according to police. The driver complied with the demands and was detained.

Officers then noticed that the vehicle's trunk was slightly open and that a second suspect was inside, police said. As officers tried to detain the suspect, a police shooting occurred.

Cellphone video of the moments before, during and after the shooting captured several shots being fired. 

"It sounded like there was one noise that went off first and there was 10 seconds of just plain, nothing happened," witness Albert Balcazar said. "Then the cops asked him to come out with his hands up. I don't think he did. He was yelling and screaming at the cops. After that, I just heard like 40 or 50 bullets going off, and I just took cover." 

Officers pulled the suspect from the trunk and provided medical aid, but the suspect was later pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said they found a handgun in the trunk. It is unclear if that weapon was used during the incident.

A third suspect in the vehicle was also detained, according to police.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the police department's tip line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.

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