SAN FRANCISCO—Two separate hate crimes occurred in San Francisco on Sunday, June 26, according to a press release from the San Francisco Police Department. A suspect was taken into custody for one of the crimes, but the SFPD are seeking the public’s assistance with the second crime.
On June 26, at 11:01 a.m., officers from the Tenderloin Station were on patrol in the area of 5th and Market Street when two female victims approached the officers and claimed they had been assaulted by an unidentified male suspect. The victims, both 21 years old and Thousand Oaks, CA residents, were walking west on Market Street near 5th Street.
A male suspect approached them from behind and pushed the first victim causing her to stumble into her girlfriend. As the first victim turned to face the suspect, the suspect had his fists clenched and threatened to kill the two victims because of their sexual orientation. A bystander and the second victim stepped between the first victim and the suspect, and the suspect walked away on Market Street.
At 11:38 a.m., other officers from the Tenderloin Station who were working a foot beat assignment near Market and Mason Street spotted the suspect and recognized him from the description given by the victims. The officers detained the suspect, called the victims to the scene, and the victims positively identified the suspect.
Emmaunel Morancy, 50, was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on the charges of criminal threats, battery and hate crime enhancement.
The SFPD Special Investigation Division is seeking the public’s assistance with the second prejudice based crime that occurred on the same night. The two crimes are unrelated.
On the same day at around, 12:05 a.m. the victim, a 25 year old San Francisco resident, was walking on 22nd Street near York when unknown suspects drove by in a gray four-door sedan. The right front passenger yelled a homophobic slur at the victim and then the victim heard a loud “bang” before feeling a sharp pain in his right hand.
The sedan sped off heading southbound on York Street. The victim saw blood dripping from his right hand and believed he had been shot with a type of pellet or “BB.” The victim said the vehicle had been occupied by at least two males.
Anyone with information can call the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text A Tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.