A San Francisco police officer was in critical condition after being shot in the head while responding to reports of a mentally disturbed person. The officer is expected to survive.
San Francisco Police spokeswoman Officer Giselle Talkoff said officers responded Friday night to a call about a man causing a disturbance and threatening people at the Lakeshore Shopping Center.
Talkoff said that when the officers made contact with the suspect he fired multiple shots, striking the officer in the head.
She said officers fired at the suspect as he fled. He went down but wouldn't drop the gun and refused to surrender. Police distracted him with flash-bang grenades and were able to arrest him. He was taken to a hospital.
Talkoff said the wounded officer, who was not identified, is is conscious and with family members.