Police arrest man in connection with shooting during SF Pride

Joshua Spencer (Courtesy SFPD)

Joshua Spencer (Courtesy SFPD)

San Francisco police arrested 19-year-old San Francisco resident Joshua Spencer on Thursday in connection with gunfire that erupted during last Saturday’s Pride celebration in The City.

Following investigative leads, the department’s Gang Task Force Unit identified Spencer and took him into custody at noon in Vallejo for further investigation, according to police.

Around 2:30 p.m., Spencer was booked at San Francisco County Jail on two counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm in public and possession of an unregistered firearm.

The arrest was made five days after officers responded to reports of shots fired around 6 p.m. by United Nations Plaza, apparently incited when several groups of men unrelated to Pride got into a verbal argument near the event.

An innocent bystander sustained a gunshot in the arm and received treatment from San Francisco General Hospital for the non-life threatening injury, police said.

SFPD detained several people for questioning Saturday on Market Street. Police ask anyone with further information to contact the department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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