SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have apprehended two suspects in connection to a November 22, 2015 fatal hit-and-run collision on San Jose Avenue between Randall Montgomery exit in the Ingleside District.
According to a press release from the SFPD, the department conducted an extensive investigation and traffic investigators developed probably cause to arrest Brendan Wallace, 32, of Broadmoor and Heinz Raino Cortado, 34, of Broadmoor.
Both were apprehended on Friday, April 8 by authorities. Cortado surrendered to police at the Broadmoor Police Station, while Wallace was taken into custody at his place of employment in Mountain View, California. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident and booked at the San Francisco County Jail.
During the fatal crash, the driver of the vehicle (Wallace) struck the victim who was on a scooter and fled the scene of the crime. The victim whose name has not yet been released to the public was a 60-year-old San Francisco resident. From their investigation, the SFPD Traffic Collision Investigators Unit were able identify Wallace who was behind the wheel of the silver-colored Mercedes involved in the hit-and-run. Cortado was identified as the getaway driver of a separate car that picked up Wallace a short distance from the scene of the crime.
Wallace was booked on vehicular manslaughter, felony hit & run and providing false information to peace officers. Cortado was booked on felony accessory to the hit & run and providing false information to peace officers.
Although an arrest has been made, this incident is still under investigation by the SFPD Traffic Collision Investigation Unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Michael Alexander at the TCIU at (415) 553-1641 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD or anonymously at 415-575-4444.