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Video: San Francisco police fire over 60 shots at armed murder suspect

Police said the suspect shot at the officers two times before the LEOs fired back. No one was injured


By PoliceOne Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police released video of officers firing about 65 shots at an armed murder suspect.

The Mercury News reports that on Feb. 16., 31-year-old Joel Armstrong allegedly shot and killed a man and injured another before carjacking a vehicle and fleeing the scene. Officers located Armstrong inside an RV parked in front of the stolen car after midnight.

The officers ordered the man out of the vehicle, but he did not comply. Police said Armstrong fired two shots from the RV, prompting officers to return fire.

It wasn’t until two hours later that police said Armstrong finally came out of the vehicle. Police Cmdr. Greg McEachern said officers fired about 65 rounds at Armstrong, according to The San Francisco Examiner.

McEachern said officers found a 9mm gun inside the RV. Neither Armstrong nor any officer involved was injured in the shooting. 

Armstrong faces several charges, including murder and eight counts of attempted murder.

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