San Francisco police shoot man who attempted carjacking

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Posted: Jul 26, 2015 3:45 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police shot a man who stole a car and attempted to carjack another near San Francisco International Airport, authorities said.

The unidentified suspect was in stable but serious condition after he was shot in the abdomen Sunday morning, Police Chief Greg Suhr said.

The suspect first stole a car at the airport belonging to a San Francisco Marathon runner, crashed it against a light pole nearby and fled the scene, Suhr said.

The suspect was then spotted by a motorcycle officer who ordered him to put down a backpack he was carrying. Instead, the man ran and attempted to carjack a vehicle stopped at a light on a major avenue that runs along Highway 101, Suhr said.

The man got out of the car after the motorist refused to drive and ran to some bushes where he hid, Suhr said.

The man then came out of the bushes and walked toward an officer while yelling, "Shoot me, shoot me, shoot me! When he refused an order to stop, an officer shot him once in the abdomen, Suhr said.