SAN FRANCISCO—An officer-involved shooting with the San Francisco Police Department led to the death of an armed robbery suspect in the Mission District on Tuesday, March 6. The SFPD reported that on March 6 at approximately 10:36 p.m. officers in a marked police car were flagged down at 20th and Capp Streets by two victims of an armed robbery. The victims gave officers with a suspect vehicle description.
Officers located the suspected vehicle, a black Honda Civic, on Capp Street between 21st and 22nd Streets and ordered the suspects out of the vehicle. The driver complied and was detained. Police spotted the car’s trunk was ajar and saw a second suspect hiding in the trunk. While attempting to detain the second suspect, an officer involved shooting occurred.
The officers ordered a third suspect from the vehicle and detained her. Officers removed the suspect from the trunk, administered medical aid and summoned an ambulance. The suspect was declared deceased on the scene. A handgun was found in the trunk of the car. The two robbery victims were transported to Mission Station for interviews. The names of the suspects and the deceased have not been released to the public.
This is an active and ongoing investigation in the early stages. Several separate investigations are being conducted by the SFPD Homicide Detail, the San Francisco District Attorneys’ Office Independent Investigation Bureau, the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability, the SFPD Internal Affairs Division and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
The SFPD has indicated that additional information will be released as it becomes available. As part of our commitment towards transparency and accountability, a town hall meeting regarding this officer involved shooting will be held within 10 days.