A 26-year-old man was fatally shot while walking in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, a police spokesman said today.The victim, identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Neilson Bates, was shot on San Bruno Avenue near Paul Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Albie Esparza said.The suspect, described only as a black man in his 20s, came from behind Bates and opened fire, striking him multiple times, Esparza said. Read More
A person put a gun to his head and ended his life in front of Mission Police Station as passersby watched in horror Monday morning, police said. The victim, identified only as a white male, committed suicide around 8:30 a.m. at the station at 17th and Valencia streets. He used a high-caliber handgun and shot himself right in front of the station’s front doors. Read More
A tracking device hidden in cash that was stolen during a bank robbery near Stonestown Galleria on Monday led cops to an arrest, police said Thursday.Vernon White, 32, of San Francisco, was taken into custody on a Muni light rail vehicle after the rigged bait money led police to his location, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A 22-year-old San Francisco man is expected to recover after being shot numerous times late Monday near the University of San Francisco campus, and then driving himself to a nearby police station, police said.
Police said the victim was shot while sitting in his car at about 11:25 p.m. at Temescal Terrace and Turk Boulevard. Read More
Ten months after the San Francisco Police Department promised to address its crime lab backlog by hiring more DNA analysts, the lab is more short-staffed than ever.
Lt. Troy Dangerfield says the crime lab would be fully staffed with 11 technicians. It currently employs just four, a spokesman said. Read More
Gang members shot a man they mistook for a rival as he sat on a front doorstep Monday night in the Bayview district, police said.Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said two young men walked up to the 22-year-old man in the 1400 block of Thomas Avenue near Keith Street at about 8:30 p.m. and demanded to know what gang he “claimed.” Read More
A 20-year-old man was critically wounded in a gang-fueled shooting in the Bayview on Monday, police said.The victim was shot in the shoulder after being asked which gang he belonged to in the 1400 block of Keith Street around 10:30 p.m., police Officer Albie Esparza said.The victim denied he was in a gang, Esparza said. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life threatening injuries. Read More
A Bayview shooting Tuesday was the result of a spat between rival gangs, police said Wednesday.Two men were in taken into custody soon after gunfire erupted near the intersection of Revere Avenue and Newhall Street at 7 p.m., according to San Francisco Police Officer Albie Esparza. Read More
Two men are in custody following a shooting Tuesday evening in the Bayview neighborhood after attempting to flee the scene.The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Revere Avenue and Newhall Street, according to San Francisco Police Officer Albie Esparza. Officers responded to a shots fire call. The victim, described as an adult male, suffered non-life threatening injuries to his lower body, police said. Read More
Diamonds are a crook’s best friend.
A man swiped a diamond ring worth thousands of dollars from a jewelry store clerk’s hand at Westfield San Francisco Centre on Monday, police said.
Before the theft, the crook had whipped out his credit card as if he’d intended to buy the ring, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
But the lying lover had hot feet. He ran out of the store toward Mission Street around 4:30 p.m., and has yet to be caught, police said. Read More