Man shot by BART police identified

July 7, 2011 3:17:24 PM PDT
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man shot by BART police on Sunday as 45-year-old Charles Hill.

BART police say Hill was aggressive and was holding a broken bottle and a knife when they shot him, but a witness to Sunday's fatal shooting at San Francisco's Civic Center BART station said a man was "definitely not" running or lunging at officers when they shot at him.

According to the Bay Citizen newspaper, Myleen Hollero said the man looked like a drunk hippie and officers should not have shot him.

The officers involved are on routine administrative leave. Surveillance video from the BART platform has not been released.

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