Shot by San Francisco Police Department, 19-Year-Old's Life Slips Away

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Shot by San Francisco Police Department, 19-Year-Old's Life Slips Away

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Kevin Weston

[Warning: graphic video]

In the direct aftermath of a police involved shooting that ended the life of a 19-year-old man on Saturday, dozens of cell phone videos captured the scene that enfolded in San Francsico's Hunter's Point neighborhood. In this video the young man is still alive, wounded with blood pooling underneath his body, and surrounded by San Francisco police officers with their guns still drawn. A crowd is seen gathering around the victim. Voices saying "Where is the gun?" and "F--k the police," mixed with outraged cries and shouting are audible along with sirens. Today the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the police recovered a gun.

The gun, which was not found immediately after the 5 p.m. shooting in the city's Bayview District, was believed to have been taken from the ground as officers tended to the suspect, said police Sgt. Michael Andraychak.

Investigators were able to find the gun after a member of the public provided video taken after the shooting, said Andraychak.

"I do not know the source, but it does appear to have been taken in the moments after the incident," said Andraychak.

No additional details, such as the type of gun or how many shots were fired, would be provided until an investigation of the shooting was finalized, said Andraychak. He could not say how long the investigation would take.

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