Muni News: More About the Bayview Shooting

By now we know that the man shot by police officers after a Muni fare inspection was Kenneth Wade Harding, a Washington State parolee “sought for questioning in the slaying of a Seattle woman,” according to SFGate.

Harding was paroled in April from prison in Washington after serving time for an incident in Seattle in which he tried to force a 14-year-old girl into prostitution, court records show.

Seattle investigators were seeking Harding as a person of interest in a shooting Wednesday that killed 19-year-old Tanaya Gilbert and wounded three others, said Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb.

Harding was stopped at 4:44 p.m. Saturday by two uniformed officers who, while patrolling Third Street between Oakdale and Palou avenues, were conducting a fare inspection on a Muni light-rail platform.

When the officers tried to talk to Harding, he ran into Mendell Plaza and fired a gun from under his arm, police said.

The officers fired back, hitting Harding, police said.

Read all the coverage of this story from the past two days:

  • Muni Fare Evader Killed by SFPD Was Washington Murder Suspect (SFist)
  • SF Muni Drivers Face Violent Attacks After Fatal Police Shooting (CBS Local)
  • March against shooting scheduled tonight (Uptown Almanac)
  • Victim in Seattle shooting linked to Kenneth Harding wasn’t pregnant (SF Examiner)
  • Activists Call For FBI Investigation After SFPD Shoots And Kills Man During Muni Fare Inspection (SF Appeal)
  • Man shot during police chase was murder suspect (Sacramento Bee)
  • Person Of Interest Met With Parole Officer Hours Before Shooting (KIROTV)
  • SFPD Says Man Killed by Police in Bayview-Hunters Point Shot First; Video of Shooting Aftermath (KQED)
  • Community Reaction To SFPD Shooting Of Man During Muni Fare Inspection Continues (SF Appeal, also SFist)
  • S.F.: Anger in Bayview over fatal shooting by cops (SFGate)
  • Mayor, City Officials Meet With Community Members On Fatal Police Shooting (SF Appeal)
  • SF police arrest 35 in protest of fatal shooting (SFGate)

See our earlier roundup of the shooting last weekend.

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