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San Francisco Police Shoot and Kill a Teenager Over $2 Rail Fare (Video)

The video is from Saturday July 16, 2011. The incident occurred at around 4:45 pm on Third Street and Oakdale Avenue in San Francisco, California. According to SFPD, a 19 year old man was believed to have been in a possession of a firearm and was shot by officers on duty.

It all started with uniformed officers conducting a fare inspection on a municipal light rail train. The teenager whom they later shot dead was unabl

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e to present a valid ticket and was detained. But as soon as they got off the platform, he took off.

The officers who pursued the teenager on foot said that he pulled out a gun and opened fire at them to which they responded with their service weapons.

Eye witnesses, however saw things go differently. They say they saw the teenager run and plant the ground after being shot.

Police maintained that the teenager had a weapon and searched the area for it but could not find it. They did find a casing which they said did not belong to the police officers and believed the victim may have thrown the gun away during the pursuit and someone may have taken it.

The teen was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was shot 5 times over a $2 bus fare. 2 Days after the shooting he was identified as Kenneth Harding. You can see him alive in the video but during those moments he could clearly feel his life was leaving him with each drop of blood he spilled on the sidewalk, but help did not come fast enough.

Added: Jul-11-2012 Occurred On: Jul-16-2011
By: cevelry
Tags: teenager, shot, cop, america, usa
Location: San Francisco, California, United States (load item map)
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