Updated: Suspect wanted in SF, Oakland homicides taken into custody

Shootings in two cities occurred within hours of each other

Update 4/27 4:15 p.m.: A UCPD spokeperson confirmed Saturday that Stefon Jefferson is considered a suspect in the investigation of Friday’s fatal shooting in People’s Park in Berkeley.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at 2:40 p.m. Friday and found that a man had been shot by a male suspect, who fled the scene. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Jefferson was arrested in Douglas County on Friday evening in connection with two shootings in San Francisco and one in Oakland.

Update 4/27 3:15 p.m.: A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy suffered a gunshot wound Friday evening while aprehending Stefon Jefferson, who was sought in connection to two fatal shootings in Oakland and San Francisco, authorities confirmed on Saturday. The condition of the deputy is unclear.

Jefferson is facing criminal charges in Douglas County, including attempted murder of a police officer.

The San Francisco Police Department said in a statement on Saturday that it will continue to work with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department to “bring Jefferson back to San Francisco at the appropriate time.”

Update 4/27 6:30 a.m.: Stefon Jefferson has been taken into custody.

Jefferson was taken into custody Friday evening by members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department in Nevada, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

The original story is below.

Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting near a housing project in San Francisco’s Bayview District Friday afternoon.

Police were called to the 2600 block Arelius Walker Drive around 1:30 p.m. on a report of a shooting, according to Officer Joseph Tomlinson.

Witnesses in the area told officers they had heard a loud pop and saw a man lying on on the ground.

Police located a male victim, who died of his injuries at San Francisco General Hospital.

The suspect is still at large.

In a post on Twitter, police said they are looking for 43-year-old Stefon Jefferson in connection with the shooting. He may be driving a black four-door Toyota Corolla with a California license plate of CA7WVY390.

News reports indicate that Jeffferson may also be wanted in connection to a homicide that occurred in Oakland earlier Friday.

Oakland police said Jefferson is wanted in connection with a shooting in the 4100 block of Market Street, about five blocks from the MacArthur BART Station. Officers were dispatched at 10:14 a.m. and arrived to find a man with multiple bullet wounds. The man died where he was found.

Oakland police said the vehicle was a Camry, not a Corolla, but confirmed they were looking for the same person as San Francisco police.

Anyone who sees Jefferson or knows his whereabouts is advised to avoid approaching him, and instead should call 911.

This story has been updated to include additional information from Oakland police. Bay City News contributed to this report.

Laura Waxmann contributed to this report.

 

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