More details have emerged about the fatal shooting of a man armed with a fake gun at the hands of San Francisco police over the weekend. 

The Associated Press reports that the man, identified as 32-year-old Matthew Hoffman, left multiple suicide notes in his cell phone. Hoffman was reportedly behaving erratically in the parking lot of the Mission Hill police station just after 5 p.m. on Sunday. Two sergeants opened fire on Hoffman after he reached for his waistband and brandished what turned out to be a pellet gun. He later died at San Francisco General Hospital.

In the suicide notes recovered on his phone, Hoffman notes that he "took advantage" of police: 

San Francisco police made public a note titled Dear Officer(s) with the permission of Hoffman's father, authorities said in a statement.

In the note, Hoffman, 32, said 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.

The Associated Press adds that the sergeants have been placed on paid administrative leave.

[via Associated Press]