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POSTED September 21, 2012 10:03 p.m.

Police wound suspect; shooting spurs SF protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A police shooting that left a suspect wounded spurred a protest outside a San Francisco police station.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak says several dozen people gathered near the Mission Police Station late Thursday night in an apparent protest against the shooting that occurred earlier in the evening. During the demonstration, protesters spray-painted the word, "killers," on the station's front doors and marched to a BART station.

The protest lasted more than an hour. The crowd dispersed with no injuries or arrests.

Police say a plainclothes officer shot the suspect after the man pointed a gun at the officer while the officer was attempting to stop him on the street. Police believed the man was a gang member.

According to police, the suspect's loaded gun was recovered from the scene.

His wounds are considered non-life threatening. No names were released.

Tesla to open 10 new stores over next few months

PALO ALTO (AP) — Electric car company Tesla Motors Inc. said Friday that it plans to open 10 new stores across North America over the next few months.

The first of the new stores was set to open Friday in Garden City, N.Y. The location is expected to include interactive displays and design studios where customers can design their own Tesla Model S sedan on a large touchscreen and then view it on an 85-inch video wall.

Tesla said it plans to open its first location in the Boston area a week later and follow that with the opening of a second store in the Chicago area. The company also plans to open stores in New Jersey, California, Florida and Virginia in October and November. Tesla's first Canadian store is expected to open in November in Toronto.

Once those stores are open, Tesla will have 24 locations in North America and 34 worldwide.

Tesla shares were trading unchanged at $30.90 in premarket trading on Friday.

Guilty verdict in Vacaville teen attack

FAIRFIELD (AP) — A Vacaville teenager has been convicted of raping and stabbing a 13-year-old girl and attacking her toddler brother.

A Solano County jury found 16-year-old Alexander Cervantes guilty on Friday on all counts in the December 2010 attack, including aggravated mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and rape.

According to The Reporter of Vacaville, Cervantes is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30.

Authorities say Cervantes broke into the girl's home, raped her and stabbed her dozens of times and stabbed her 18-month-old brother before falling asleep.

He allegedly told the girl he was taking revenge because her brother had snitched on someone.

Cervantes was charged as an adult.

His attorney, Erin Kirkpatrick, had told jurors Cervantes was drunk and rambling.

 

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