One of The City's tourist destinations, San Francisco's crookedest street, Lombard Street (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

One of The City's tourist destinations, San Francisco's crookedest street, Lombard Street (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Lombard Street shooters charged with attempted murder, robbery

Two men who allegedly shot and wounded a Thai tourist blocks away from The City’s famously twisty stretch of Lombard Street have been charged with attempted murder and robbery, among other charges.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office filed the charges against Brian Fox, 24, and Eric Espanol, 25, in Superior Court Friday.

Fox has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a firearm. He was also charged with evading and resisting arrest, robbery and related firearms charges.

Espanol was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a firearm, robbery and resisting arrest.

Both remain in custody and are expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon.

The shooting was reported at 12:09 p.m. near the corner of Lombard and Jones streets in The City’s Russian Hill neighborhood.

Police say the victim was walking on Lombard Street toward Jones Street when one of the suspects grabbed his camera and ran. The victim began chasing the man when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and fired a weapon. The 30-year-old victim was hit in the upper torso and taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

San Francisco police chased the two suspects over the Bay Bridge after the incident, and both men were arrested in the East Bay.


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