Teens arrested in fatal Mission District shooting after police pursuit

Teens arrested in fatal Mission District shooting after police pursuit

Two teens were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in the Mission District on Wednesday night after a police pursuit ended at a dead-end street, police said.

Omar Herrera, 19, and a 17-year-old juvenile were allegedly seen driving away from 21st and Shotwell streets when officers responded to a Shotspotter gunshot detection system alert in the area at around 10:29 p.m., according to police.

Police pursued the vehicle to the end of Connecticut Street in Potrero Hill, where the teenagers allegedly bailed out of the vehicle and were arrested on suspicion of various charges including homicide, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

At the scene of the shooting, police found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and, despite the efforts of medical staff, pronounced dead, according to police.

The Medical Examiner’s Office could not immediately be reached Friday to confirm the identity of the victim.

The killing marks the eighth homicide of the year in San Francisco and the second of the week.

On Monday, 26-year-old Demondre Perkins was shot and killed at 16th and Mission streets, according to authorities.

Bay City News contributed to this report.


Bay Area NewsCrimesan francisco news

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

Syd Mandelbaum created the home run tracker, which revolutionized statistics in major league sports. (Courtesy photo)
Home run tracker, with roots at Candlestick Park, marks 30 years

When Giants first baseman Brandon Belt slugged a solo home run in… Continue reading

Talika Fletcher, sister of Roger Allen, is consoled at a vigil to honor her brother, who was killed by Daly City Police on April 7, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supporters march for SF man killed by Daly City police

Struggle over fake gun ends in shooting of 44-year-old Roger Allen, DA says

Curfews on indoor dining have been lifted as The City continues to reopen business. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City to allow expanded indoor dining, limited indoor concerts and small conferences

With new COVID-19 cases remaining stable, San Francisco will continue to expand… Continue reading

Johnny Cueto P was the starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants against the Cinnanti Reds, Wednesday. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Cueto leaves with injury as Giants take series from Reds

A latissimus dorsi injury to Johnny Cueto cast a dark cloud over… Continue reading

Tenants’ rights laws are often mysterious and written in language that confuses. (Shutterstock)
It’s not a good time to be a bad landlord

Tenant Relief Act, at last, is one positive thing for renters

Most Read