Police shooting armed suspect
The New Bosworth Market at 145 Bosworth

San Francisco police officers shot and killed an armed man today at 145 Bosworth St. in Glen Park. Mission Local is told that the shooting followed a lengthy standoff after the suspect threatened people with a handgun within the building, which houses the New Bosworth Market and apartments above it.

Police described a “drawn-out incident” prior to the shooting.

Mission Local is told by a police source that the suspect walked into the building with a bottle of beer or liquor and a handgun, and snorted what appeared to be cocaine prior to being shot. These details were tweeted earlier by Michael Barba of the San Francisco Standard.

Police spokesmen confirmed the standoff between the suspect and officers lasted approximately three-and-a-half hours. The shooting, we are told, took place in the building’s tradesperson alley, accessing the residences over the market. Following the shooting, the suspect was transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he could not be saved.

The shooting is being investigated by the District Attorney, the Internal Services Division and Internal Affairs Division of the police department, the Department of Police Accountability and the Medical Examiner.

A message for the Medical Examiner regarding the deceased man’s identity has not yet been returned. A town hall regarding the shooting will be held within 10 days.

Following the shooting, an autonomous vehicle purportedly drove through the police tape, leading other vehicles to drive through the sensitive area as well.

Update, May 22: The Medical Examiner identified the man shot dead by police as Sergio Barrios, 40, of San Francisco.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.

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  1. Wouldn’t want to discourage potential impartial viewpoints, eh?

    And that AV: what a leader!

  2. Might be worth adding to the story, that this community grocery store, has been closed and boarded up for a good while now.

  3. Thanks for the update.

    Silly AI car

    Silly how many “independent” groups/agencies need to investigate this. What’s the plan SF?? Every few years just add another new “independent” branch of govt? More and more wasted $$$.

    1. I’m curious why the list of agencies didn’t include the SFPD. Are they not also investigating this?

      1. It’s noted in the story that not one but two divisions of the SFPD will be investigating, as you’d expect.


        1. SF govt at its worse. Bureaucracy breeds bureaucracy. Let’s have 2 max govt agency investigate these matters. Otherwise it’s wasted city $$. That $$ could go to schools, parks, streets, other civic needs. Not wasted on more and more govt and the employees. SF needs to completely rethink its approach to just about everything.