Video footage released Wednesday shows a man shot and killed by San Francisco police in a Market Street Subway store last week had attacked and struggled with an employee before officers arrived and opened fire.
CBS San Francisco reports the videos, taken both from body-worn cameras worn by the responding officers and from surveillance cameras inside the store, were released at a town hall meeting on Market Street held to present preliminary information on the May 3 shooting that killed 26-year-old Nicholas Flusche.
The town hall marked the first time in city history that the public has been able to view body camera footage of a fatal SFPD officer-involved shooting.
Police were alerted to the attack at the Subway store at 991 Market St. around 11:15 a.m., when two uniformed officers in the area to investigate an unrelated vandalism report were flagged down, according to Cmdr. Greg McEachern, who heads the department’s investigations bureau.
The officers found three people in a physical fight behind the counter, with one person stabbing another, McEachern said.
Witnesses said Flusche was demanding a free sandwich.
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