San Francisco police on Thursday released the bodycam footage of the officer who shot the man who crashed into the Chinese consulate earlier this month.
What it shows: The video shows the moment Sergeant Troy Carrasco responded to the scene on Oct. 9. The intruder, identified as 31-year-old Zhanyuan Yang, is seen next to a wall, seemingly rubbing his eyes after a security guard deployed pepper spray.
“You got a gun?” Carrasco asked Yang, who did not have one. Instead, the intruder had a 3.5-inch knife, which he began swinging behind his back and then toward Carrasco.
At that point, Carrasco pulled out his gun and fired at Yang. The latter fell on the floor and was rushed to a hospital, where he died later.
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Details confirmed: Police also confirmed several details of the incident. Aside from a knife, they said Yang had a crossbow and arrows, corroborating witness accounts.
One 911 caller reported that Yang had a gun, but police found none. Shortly after the shooting, Carrasco was heard exclaiming, “You should’ve told me he had a knife!”
What’s next: Yang’s motive remains under investigation. According to witnesses, he yelled “Where’s the CCP [Chinese Communist Party]?” after ramming his Honda Civic into the building.
Meanwhile, the officer-involved shooting is being investigated by multiple independent agencies. These include the SFPD’s Investigative Services Detail and Internal Affairs Division, the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability, the Independent Investigations Bureau of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.