Police officer shoots suspect in Potrero Hill

April 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A San Francisco police officer shot a domestic violence suspect in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood Wednesday night.

The incident happened in the 900 block of De Haro Street, at the corner of Southern Heights Avenue. Police say they received a 911 call around 9:45 p.m. from a man who said he had just stabbed his brother-in-law. A dispatcher heard the victim in the background asking for help.

When police arrived they saw the victim bleeding in the doorway and the brother-in-law standing near him with a hammer in his hand. When he refused to put down the hammer, police say they shot and killed him.

The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital where he is in serious condition. A large knife, described to be like a machete, was found nearby.