SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department arrested a suspect in connection to an assault that transpired on Ocean Avenue back in October 2017. According to the SFPD, the incident transpired on October 1 at approximately 9:41 p.m., when officers from the Taraval Police Station responded to calls about a batter at a convenience store on the 1000 block of Ocean Avenue.
After arriving on the scene, officers found the victim, a 58 year-old male, from Burbank in the parking lot. He sustained serious injuries to his head and face. The victim was provided aid and an ambulance was summoned. During the course of their preliminary investigation, officers discovered that two unknown suspects approached the victim and punched him multiple times in the head. The victim was taken to the hospital and admitted with life threatening injuries. The SFPD reported the victim has recovered and has since been discharged from the hospital.
Through the course of an investigation, the SFPD Robbery Detail identified one of the suspects. On January 16, 2018, the SFPD Gang Task Force delivered a search warrant at the suspect’s residence on the 300 block of San Leandro Way in San Francisco. During that search, investigators seized narcotics, firearms including a handgun, a shotgun, an AR-15 type rifle, and approximately $275,000 in US currency. The suspect, Nicholas Adams, 25, was not home at the time of the search warrant.
He surrendered himself at the Gang Task Force office on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. He was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for aggravated assault, battery causing serious bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of controlled substances while armed. Adams is known to be a member of a local Bay Area motorcycle gang. Due to pending identification matters, Adams’ booking photo is not be released by the SFPD at this time.
Members of the Gang Task Force are actively working to identify the other outstanding suspect. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411. Tipsters may remain anonymous.