Police say 45-year-old Luis Gongora was wielding a kitchen knife on Shotwell Street between 18th and 19th streets shortly after 10 a.m.
SFPD says most witnesses so far say man shot in Mission advanced toward cops with knife when he was shot. pic.twitter.com/YKaQrG0cok— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) April 8, 2016
A homeless outreach team summoned police, who tried to subdue him by shooting beanbag rounds at him. But officials say Gongora got up and charged at police and two officers opened fire.
Gongora was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Some witnesses in the area said the man was confused and didn't speak English and disputed the account by police. Police held a news conference late Friday morning to disclose more details about the shooting.
Bay City News contributed to this report.