File photo by Thomas K. Pendergast
By Thomas K. Pendergast
(Originally posted March 18, 2015, on Examiner.com)
A woman was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers early Tuesday evening, after she allegedly attempted to hit them with a car while trying to get away.
This is the third person killed by SFPD officers this year.
Police say they encountered Alice Brown, 24, of San Francisco a little after 7p.m. at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Pine Street, during an investigation of a possible stolen car.
The incident started when a blue four-door Volkswagen sedan that was suspected to be stolen was spotted at a gas station on the northwest corner. The 2014 sedan was registered to a rental car company.
Brown was the only person in the sedan, police say, when two plainclothes officers walked toward her while wearing their badges on their outermost garments and identifying themselves as police officers. When she saw them approaching, Brown allegedly put the car into gear and drove toward the officers. Then she made a three-point turn to flee the gas station, striking a building before turning onto Pine St. She fled the scene by driving westbound on Pine St. as the officers pursued her on foot.