A San Francisco police officer was shot in the left arm on Florida near 25th Street at approximately 3:45 p.m. Saturday, said Police Chief Greg Suhr.
The officer, a 28-year-old six-year veteran, is in serious but stable condition, Suhr said. Later on Saturday, Suhr told reporters that the officer was out of “out of surgery, conscious and in good spirits,” according to a video on Vine, posted by NickSmithNews.
Police sent out an advisory at 6:54 p.m. tonight saying they were ” in Daly City searching for the suspect.”
Police responded to a malicious mischief call and pulled over a car that matched the description on Florida Street, between 25th and 26th streets.
When the officer went up to the window, the driver shot him in the left arm. The officer’s partner noted that the car was backing up and shot at the car, breaking a window, police said.
The shooter took off and the car was later discovered in Pacifica and it is currently being processed, Suhr said. He declined to give a description of the car. The shooter remains at large, and police officers are there looking for a suspect.
“I’ll tell you what, when you get notified that an officer has been shot, that’s the worst thing,” Suhr said at a press conference outside General Hospital.
Neighbors said they heard the gunshots.
“It really sounded big. I mean really big and rapidly fired,” said one neighbor.
Police said they had one eye witness, but were still canvassing the area for more.
At 3:45 p.m. about 40 officers – some in uniform and some in plainclothes – were on the scene. Florida between 25th and 26th streets was filled with patrol cars, police motorcycles and onlookers.
Chief Greg Suhr arrived on the scene shortly after the ambulance with the downed officer left the scene.