SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department has released the name of the officer involved in the Taraval District shooting last week. The officer was identified as Kenneth Cha. On January 6, the suspect, Sean Moore, 42, was shot by Cha after allegedly violating a restraining order.
Authorities responded to reports of the incident around 3:51 a.m. According to a press release from the SFPD, two neighbors on Capitol Avenue were involved in a dispute. One of the neighbors involved called the police when the suspect violated a temporary restraining order the neighbor had against him. The suspect was reported to have been striking a shared wall in the middle of the night. Police made contact with the suspect at his home and the contact became physical during the incident.
Pepper spray was deployed, an officer’s baton was taken and shots were fired by at least one officer. The suspect ran back into his house, barricaded himself inside, and called 911.
The SFPD Crisis Hostage Negotiation Team (C-HNT) and Tactical Unit arrived on scene to negotiate the suspect’s surrender. The suspect did not surrender. Due to exigent circumstances, tactical officers forced entry into the residence so that they could get the suspect medical attention. The suspect taken into custody without further incident and immediately transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Moore’s medical status has been updated to “life threatening.” Family members claim Moore is a paranoid schizophrenic.
Moore was arraigned on Friday, January 13 on charges including assault on a police officer while in the hospital seeking treatment for his injuries.
Written By Deanna Morgado and Casey Jacobs