San Francisco Transit Officer Accidentally Shot, Killed by Partner

While conducting a search


SAN FRANCISCO—A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer was accidentally shot and killed by a partner Tuesday while conducting a probation search at a Dublin apartment complex, authorities said.

Alameda County Sheriff's Department Sgt. J.D. Nelson, a spokesman, said the incident occurred about 2 p.m. at the sprawling Park Sierra Apartments, in the 6400 block of Dougherty Road.

The officers were conducting the search because a probationer was wanted "in connection with some crimes that had ocurred on a train," Nelson said. "During that search, it appears one officer accidentally fired his weapon, which struck the other officer and ultimately it was a fatal shot."

The injured officer was taken to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley and died there. Neither of the officers have been identified, Nelson said.