SAN FRANCISCO—According to the San Francisco Police Department, Lewayne Hollins, 48, was arrested for a shooting that occurred in the Tenderloin District on June 22, 2020. A call came in about a suspect in a vehicle who shot bystanders on the 200 block of Leavenworth Street at 3:18 p.m., according to authorities.
“Five victims were walking in the area when they were shot by the occupant of a gray van. Four of the victims were transported with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been discharged from the hospital,” the SFPD said in a press release.
The SFPD indicated that the fifth gunshot victim sustained a “grazing injury and refused medical treatment.”
After the detectives began their investigation, the authorities noted that Hollins, of San Francisco was responsible for the shooting.
The San Francisco News spoke to the SFPD about the investigation.
“Investigators are not divulging how they identified the suspect,” said Public Information Officer Michael Andraychak of the SFPD Media Relations Unit.
One month after the Tenderloin District shooting, authorities noted that Hollins was in the county jail for inflicting non-life-threatening gunshot wounds on a 43-year-old male on the 2800 block of 16th Street.
The SFPD indicated they arrested Hollins for the June 2020 shooting on February 17, 2021 and he is currently being held at the San Francisco County Jail without bond.
Online records at the county jail indicate that Hollins is booked on a total of 17 charges including: two charges each of possession of a firearm with a prior conviction, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a loaded firearm, discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, and four counts of an assault with a semiautomatic firearm.
Hollins’ jail record also indicates one charge each of child endangerment, assault with a firearm, concealed firearm on a person, and murder. His next court date is scheduled for March 9 at 9 a.m.
The SFPD is still investigating the case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 1-415-575-4444 or text TIP411 and start the message with “SFPD.”