Police to release more details of fatal shooting at San Francisco International Airport | Local News

San Francisco police announced a town hall meeting on Monday where Police Chief Bill Scott will discuss a shooting involving an officer earlier this month at San Francisco International Airport that killed a man armed with two airsoft guns.

During the public meeting, scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, Scott and police personnel are expected to reveal more details about what led to the Jan. 20 shooting just outside the BART station entrance to the terminal. international from the airport.

Police initially reported that the suspect, identified as Nelson Szeto, a 37-year-old passenger, was armed with two firearms when police confronted him. Upon closer inspection, the weapons were found to be airsoft guns which, unlike firearms, fire plastic projectiles, authorities said.

During the confrontation, officers attempted to subdue Szeto with non-lethal methods, but he allegedly advanced towards officers, resulting in police fire. Szeto was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A passerby at the scene was slightly injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

The shooting is being investigated by several different agencies, including the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, the San Francisco Police Department Internal Affairs Division, the San Francisco Police Accountability Department and the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. .

The California Department of Justice will also investigate and conduct an independent review of the shooting.

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