SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco resident was arrested on Thursday, July 2, in connection to the shooting during last weekend’s Pride Parade. Joshua Spencer, 19, was taken into custody at 12 p.m.
According to the police department, the shooting was unrelated to pride events. It is still unclear whether the argument was gang related. Two groups of men were arguing in the streets near the Civic Center/United Nations Plaza at about 6 p.m. on June 27, when the argument escalated and Spencer opened fire. The groups scattered, but not before a 64-year-old man was shot in the arm and had to be taken to San Francisco General Hospital. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries and then released.
Another bystander filmed the shooting on his cellphone right when the four shots were fired. In the video, people can be seen scattering and running for cover.
Right after the shooting, Spencer allegedly fled to Vallejo, where he was detained by police mid-day. He was questioned by the police in Vallejo, said police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi and then booked into County Jail. He is being charged on two counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm in public, and possession of an unregistered firearm.