Time To Face The Music

It’s not every day you can get shot in the face, wind up better off than the person who shot you and do a great service to all humanity at the same time, but now and then you have a lucky day when you really need one.

The incident happened Dec. 14 near the Alemany public housing complex in Bernal Heights. Police said a group of suspects accosted a man at about 11 p.m., and that as they dug through the victim’s possessions and took his phone, one of them pulled out a handgun.

The victim did not resist and complied with all demands, police said, but the gunman still opened fire. The bullet, though, glanced off the victim’s face and struck Chatman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Chatman is 16-year-old Clifton Chatman, who did not, in fact, have a lucky day when he really needed one.

The *intended* victim was taken to hospital and expected to survive.

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