SAN FRANCISCO—A man was hospitalized after ending a rooftop chase with the police by jumping three to four stories off the roof of a building in the Nob Hill area, according to the San Francisco Gate. The suspect landed on a parked car and his injuries have been deemed non life-threatening.
At 8:45 a.m., on Saturday, April 16, officers from the San Francisco Police Department responded to a burglary report on the 1300 block of Pacific Street. During the investigation the police found luggage from the burglarized apartment on the rooftop.
A little while later there was another burglary report from the 1500 block of Leavenworth Street. The suspect broke in and held the victim at gunpoint before fleeing. The officers encountered the suspect inside the building where he pointed a handgun at them. When the officers ordered him to drop the gun he did not comply and fled on foot.
The officers pursued him to the 1300 block of Pacific Street where the suspect broke into another building. The suspect fled to the rooftops of the buildings and headed toward Pacific and Hyde Streets where he dropped his gun and jumped from a building.
The suspect landed on a parked Audi before landing on the sidewalk. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and treated the suspect before transporting him to San Francisco General Hospital. His injuries are not life threatening and once he is released from the hospital he will be arrested on suspicion of burglary, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, resisting/obstructing/delaying arrest and use of a firearm while committing a felony.
The only details that have been released of the suspect is that he is a man in his 30s. The San Francisco News attempted to reach the San Francisco Police Department, but was unable to obtain comment before print.