Knife-wielding man shot by SFPD in Mission

A man with a knife was shot multiple times by San Francisco police Thursday after allegedly charging at officers and is in critical condition, police Chief Greg Suhr said.

The shooting was reported shortly after 10 a.m. in the 400 block of Shotwell Street between 18th and 19th streets.

A homeless outreach team initially reported someone with a large kitchen knife was on Shotwell Street. Officers responded and tried to subdue the man by shooting less-lethal beanbag rounds at him, Suhr said.

However, the suspect got up and charged at the officers, who fired at least seven shots at him, Suhr said.

The suspect was struck by the gunfire and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he is in surgery, according to Suhr.

The chief said the man was homeless and had been staying in a nearby alley for a couple of months.

No other details about the shooting were immediately available.