SFPD Kenneth Harding Shooting Update: Gun Shot Residue Found on Suspect’s Right Hand

An update:

Update on Officer Involved Shooting: GSR found on suspect’s hand
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Posted Date: 7/19/2011

As stated by Chief Suhr during Monday’s press conference, information pertaining to the investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, July 16, 2011 would be released as it becomes available.

Results from the analysis of evidence collected from the hands of Kenneth Harding revealed that GSR (gunshot residue) was present on Harding’s right hand. The presence of gunshot residue on Harding’s right hand supports statements from witnesses that Harding held the gun in his right hand as he fired at the police officers.

The presence of GSR on an individual’s hands indicates that either: the individual fired a gun, the individual was in close proximity to a gun as it was discharged or that the individual touched a gun or other object with GSR on its surface and particles were transferred to his/her hands.

No GSR was detected on Harding’s left hand.”

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8 Responses to “SFPD Kenneth Harding Shooting Update: Gun Shot Residue Found on Suspect’s Right Hand”

  1. Bluoz says:

    protest at powell street cable cars…

    just a few clips from tonight’s protest at the Powell Street cable cars. The protest was mostly about the recent police shootings. MLagos via Twitter is on the scene…

  2. John says:

    BullS***! Another black man lynched by the police. No Justice! No Peace!

  3. sfcitizen says:

    The latest is that Kenneth Harding shot himself, believe it or not…

  4. Hmm says:

    Hmm…What else can you believe? The round extracted from his throat was a .380 caliber. Police only use .40 caliber handguns.

  5. sfcitizen says:

    So, where’s the 38? Ballistics show that the silvery gun on the ground, the one that the SFPD thought that had recovered, is still missing.

    Did he shoot himself by mistake? On purpose? Hard to explain this one…

  6. doesn't matter says:

    We’re never going to know what really happened. Reason is: we weren’t there. What we know is that he had a gun, there may have been an attempted shot by Kenneth and SFPD shot him. They could have shot him with their issued .40 or a requested firearm of which we would not know: we were not there. All we can do is assess the situation that occured and learn from it. He was running as a minority in the Bayview where cops are undoubtedly harder…what else can you expect. I’m not saying SFPD was right in what they did, I can’t say anything because I wasn’t there. It’s real sad to see another young one go…

  7. We know what happened says:

    KARMA comes full circle…The police man who killed this young man will have to answer to GOD. He will not depart this earth without paying for the murder of this kid!!!
    I will never believe this kid shot himself, especially after he tried to get 4 times. This is a cover up by SFPD. Live by sword die by the sword.

  8. Anonymous says:

    No one mentions this guy was also a pimp?

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