Man shot, killed by cops left suicide note apologizing to officers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say they have found several suicide notes in the cellphone of a man shot and killed by San Francisco police officers.

San Francisco police on Monday released the content of one of the notes titled "Dear Officer(s)."

The man, identified by the medical examiner's office as 32-year-old Matthew Hoffman, says in the note that the officers "ended the life of a man who was too much of a coward to do it himself."

"Please, don't blame yourself. I used you. I took advantage of you," Hoffman added.

Officials say they made the note public with the permission of Hoffman's father.

Officers shot Hoffman Sunday evening near a police station after he pulled from his waistband what was later determined to be an air gun.