SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect who carjacked a state lottery vehicle on Friday, December 1. According to a press release from the SFPD, at approximately 10:30 a.m. officers responded to the 1800 block of 23rd Street about a carjacking. The vehicle stolen was a white van belonging to the California State Lottery, where a female employee was assaulted and sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident.
A second vehicle, described as a gold SUV was spotted at the scene and is believed to be involved in the robbery. Officers saw the State Lottery van and the SUV “caravanning” (travelling closely together in the same direction) through streets in the Bayview District. The vehicles split up and the SUV was stopped near Ingalls Street and Gillman Avenue. Several occupants of the SUV were detained by police.
Other officers pursued the State Lottery van to Griffith Street and Fitzgerald Avenue where it stopped in front of a locked gate that closes the roadway. The suspect exited the Lottery van and an officer involved shooting occurred. The suspect was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH) where he was later pronounced dead. The name of the suspect has not yet been released to the public.
This is an active and ongoing investigation in the early stages. Body worn cameras from the officers involved in the incident have been retrieved and authorities are canvassing the area for other video that may be available.
The SFPD Robbery Detail is investigating the carjacking and robbery. The SFPD Homicide Detail, The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco Police Internal Affairs Division, the Department of Police Accountability and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating.
Anyone with any information about the carjacking and shooting is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as it becomes available as part of our commitment towards transparency, the Department will host a town hall meeting within 10 days of this incident to provide the community with an update of the investigation.