Cops arrest two in San Francisco shooting that blinded man in one eye 

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting in the Sunnydale housing projects last month that left a man blind in one eye.

The 18-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was shot in the head while standing near the backdoor of a home in the 1900 block of Sunnydale Avenue on June 18, police said.

“He was left for dead in a pool of blood where he fell,” police said in a Monday statement.

The shooters knew the victim, police said. The suspects were identified as 20-year-old Matthew Lather and 21-year-old Vincent Harris.

Lather, a San Francisco resident, was arrested on Wednesday after a warrant was served at his home. Lather became a suspect after cops recovered the gun used in the shooting, police said.

Two days later, Harris was arrested in Hayward after San Francisco police disseminated a bulletin throughout the Bay Area with his picture and arrest warrant information. There was enough probable cause evidence to obtain a $2 million warrant against Harris, police said.

A Hayward cop who knew Harris from an earlier contact arrested him as he was boarding a bus to leave the area, police said.

Both Lather and Harris were booked on a litany of charges, including attempted murder, mayhem, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon involving a semiautomatic firearm and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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