September 15, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco medical examiner has
released the name of the man shot and killed by a police officer after he allegedly attacked a co-worker at a chocolate factory moments earlier.
Thirty-two-year-old Pralith Pralourng of Oakland was fatally shot Wednesday in the city's Financial District shortly after he slashed his co-worker in the arm with a box cutter at the TCHO New American Chocolate at Pier 17 in the Embarcadero.
Police Chief Greg Suhr said an officer giving chase ordered Pralourng to drop the box cutter when he lunged at her with it. Pralourng was shot twice in the upper torso.
Suhr said officers began performing CPR on Pralourng who later died from his wounds at a local hospital.
Suhr said a preliminary investigation has determined that the officer's actions were within department policies.
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