Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Alleged gunman killed by police near Mission hospital ID’d by medical examiner

The man who allegedly climbed a building site near a Mission hospital Wednesday afternoon and opened fire with a stolen shotgun before he was killed by police has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Javier Lopez Garcia, 25, of San Jose.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death and Garcia’s family has been notified.

Garcia allegedly fired the shotgun from atop an elevator at a construction site around 4:15 p.m., aiming his weapon at St. Luke’s Hospital and lowering it toward responding officers at the intersection of San Jose and 27th streets, police said.

Three officers fired their guns toward the shooter. It’s unclear if their rounds killed the man or if he was later shot dead by police.

Besides Garcia’s death, no injuries were reported. The hospital, which is adjacent to the construction site, was not struck by gunfire.

Garcia is suspected of robbing a Big 5 Sporting Goods store in San Bruno with a handgun before driving to the construction site next to St. Luke’s. He is believed to have stolen the shotgun and ammunition later used in the shooting from the store.

San Bruno police said the armed robbery at 855 El Camino Real happened around 3:51 p.m. The suspect, who was wearing white overalls and a black sweatshirt, matched the description of the shooter near St. Luke’s, authorities said.

San Francisco police later recovered the suspect’s vehicle near the construction site.

The video below is of the robbery in San Bruno, courtesy the San Bruno Police Department.

Police react to an active shooter situation in the Mission District (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Image 1 of 10

Police react to an active shooter situation in the Mission District (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Untitled-1

Read more criminal justice news on the Crime Ink page in print. Follow us on Twitter: @sfcrimeink

CrimeGreg SuhrMission districtSan Francisco Police DepartmentSt. Lukes Hospital

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Giants second baseman Donovan Solano scores on a double in the seventh inning against the Dodgers at Oracle Park on July 29. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Will the Giants make the playoffs? Kris Bryant may be the answer

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner You’d be hard-pressed to find… Continue reading

Tiffany Carter, owner of Boug Cali West Coast Creole Shack in San Francisco’s La Cocina Marketplace, was dismayed by gentrification she found when she returned to her hometown to start a business. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF Black Wallstreet: Helping residents build wealth, reclaim spaces they’ve had to leave

Tiffany Carter moved back to her hometown of San Francisco five years… Continue reading

A prescribed fire at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks was conducted in June 2016 to reduce hazardous fuel loading, increase watershed health, and restore the natural fire cycle in the Redwood Canyon area ecosystem. (Photo courtesy Rebecca Paterson/National Park Service)
Experts, UC scientists discuss wildfires in the state’s riskiest regions

Wildfires are nothing new in California’s history, but the magnitude and frequencies… Continue reading

Fourth-grade students at Lucerne Valley Elementary School don masks and Western wear for a “Walk Through California” history day during in-person instruction. (Courtesy of Krystal Nelson)
Confusion over mask mandate for California schools sparks tension between districts and parents

By Diana Lambert EdSource Shifting rules around mask mandates at schools are… Continue reading

In his extensive filming of The City during the pandemic, Eric Goodfield said he has been “observing how the environment affects the behavior of people.” (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Filmmaker Eric Goodfield fixes lens on SF’s COVID days

140 days of shooting in The City made for ‘greatest adventure’

Most Read