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July 18, 2011
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Suspect killed by SFPD sought in Wash. murder

19-year-old Kenneth Harding had recently been released from a Washington prison

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — Police have identified the man fatally shot by San Francisco police after he allegedly fired at two officers as they were conducting a fare inspection on a light rail platform.

Kenneth Harding, 19, a parolee sought for questioning in the slaying last week of a pregnant woman in Seattle, had recently been released from a Washington prison, where he served time for a sex offense, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr told the San Francisco Chronicle.

On Saturday afternoon, two uniformed officers stopped Harding, who police say drew a gun and fired over an officer’s shoulder.

The officers fired back, killing Harding.

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