Suspect shot by police in Bernal Heights

January 3, 2009 11:58:04 AM PST
Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood early Saturday morning that left a suspect injured, a police lieutenant said.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the unit block of Cortland Avenue around 2:30 a.m., San Francisco police Lt. Neville Gittens said.

Preliminary reports indicate that upon making contact with the suspect, "some kind of ... physical confrontation" ensued, and "the suspect was shot," Gittens said.

The suspect was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, he said.