SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, August 26, officers from the San Francisco Police Department Tenderloin Station identified and arrested three suspects tied to a shooting that took place on Market Street.
On August 20, at approximately 5:34 p.m., officers responded to a shots fired call on the 1000 block of Market Street. The suspects fled the scene and officers were only able to locate the victim of the incident. The victim was suffering from a wound to the face and after receiving aid from law enforcement, they were released from the hospital.
Investigators from the Tenderloin Station Investigative Team identified the suspects via surveillance footage depicting all three of them running across Market Street. One of the suspects started shooting several rounds at a crowd of people and another suspect physically assaulted a victim who has not yet been identified.
Lerron Simpson, 18, of Oakland, and Elijah Ernest, 21, of Oakland, were two of the three victims identified by authorities. They were booked at the San Francisco County Jail for attempted murder as well as firearm-related charges. Both suspects were arrested while in possession of a firearm.
The third suspect has been identified as a juvenile and has an outstanding warrant. The identification of the suspect and booking photos of all three suspects have not been released. The SFPD indicated they are still investigating the case. Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text-a-Tip to TIP411.