Calif. officer fatally shoots machete-wielding man

The officers gave verbal commands to the suspect before shooting


By Demian Bulwa
San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco police officer shot and killed a 65-year-old man who came at the officer and a partner with a machete outside his home on Saturday evening, Police Department officials said.

The man killed in the shooting was identified by the city medical examiner's office as 65-year-old Edward Smith. The officers were not identified.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Calif. officer fatally shoots machete-wielding man

  1. Tags
  2. Officer-Involved Shootings
  3. Patrol Issues
  4. Use of Force

Recommended Edged Weapons

Join the discussion

PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.