SAN FRANCISCO—An 23-year-old unidentified male was admitted to the San Francisco General Hospital on late Monday evening or Tuesday morning. According to police, the man had two non life-threatening gunshot wounds; one to his elbow and knee. San Francisco police detained him for questioning to identify if his wounds were in connection to a murder that had taken place in Sacramento or San Francisco.
Policed suspected the man was the victim of a shooting that occurred in the Tenderloin on Monday, September 28. The victim had claimed he had been shot “somewhere in San Francisco,” but did not comply in an investigation.
Based on the little information received, SFPD officers believed the victim was shot near Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street, as gunfire had been reported and shell casings along with blood had been found during an investigation.
SFPD officers were later notified by Sacramento police officers that the wounded man was a suspect in a murder that took place in the Home Depot parking lot of the Natomas Marketplace shopping center on Truxel Road. In the altercation, a male victim by the name of Walter Gibson, 53, of Rio Oso in Sutter County had been fatally injured from a gunshot wound to his upper body, according to the Sacramento County coroner.
Sacramento police officers believe the shooting was not a random act of violence and that the murder was related to a drug deal involving marijuana. Sacramento police officers have not disclosed description details or specified a number of people involved in the shooting.
The male suspect is currently being detained by San Francisco police officers for further questioning while the investigation remains active.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.