SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 21-year-old suspected gunman died after a shootout with police in a barbershop, San Francisco authorities said Thursday.
San Francisco police said Jehad Eid died in a city hospital a few hours after the gunfight on Wednesday afternoon. An officer and four other people, including a boy, were wounded.
Police said Eid lived in Suisun City, which is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of San Francisco.
Police didn’t release the names of the injured. Police said the officer was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.
Police Chief Bill Scott said officers were responding to reports of an armed man in the city’s Excelsior neighborhood. Scott didn’t provide any more details.
Vladimir Shteynberg, the barbershop owner, said Thursday that two barbers and a teenage boy who hung around the shop after school were among those shot.
Shteynberg, who wasn’t in the shop when the shooting occurred, said all three were expected to recover. He said more than 20 bullet holes were visible in the shop’s floor and walls, but none of the windows or mirrors were damaged.
Video clips posted to social media sites show a man outside the shop on the sidewalk with an apparent leg injury being pulled by an officer into a pharmacy next door.
“Heroic actions performed by our officers at this volatile scene about a suspect with a gun,” the San Francisco Police Officers Association said on a Twitter post. “Our fellow officer was shot but he was in fair spirits when we visited him in the hospital right after the shooting.”