SAN FRANCISCO—The suspect responsible for a shooting in the Mission District on Monday, March 25 has been taken into custody by police. The San Francisco Police Department reported on March 25 at approximately 3:52 p.m., officers from the Mission Police Station responded to a call of a shooting on the 200 block of 13th Street.
After arriving on the scene, officers discovered a 19 year-old male victim, of San Francisco in the lobby of a California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) building. The victim had been shot and was transported to a hospital. He remains in life threatening status. No CDCR personnel were involved in the incident.
Authorities were able to identify a suspect and his vehicle- a silver Ford Focus sedan was disseminated to law enforcement. On Monday night, SFPD investigators were alerted that the suspect vehicle had registered on an Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) in Southern California. Investigators with the SFPD alerted California Highway Patrol (CHP) offices in Southern California that the suspect was in their patrol areas.
At approximately 3:10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, CHP officers in the Blythe area located the suspect’s car abandoned on Interstate 10 near the Arizona border. A short time later, CHP officers spotted the suspect and were involved in an officer involved shooting (OIS). The suspect was taken into custody. No CHP officers were injured during the incident. The circumstances of the OIS are under investigation by the California Highway Patrol and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have not yet disclosed the name of the suspect to the public.
Officials from the SFPD will be coordinating with the Riverside County Sheriff and are expected to travel to Southern California to continue the investigation into Monday’s shooting. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department Public Information Office can be reached at 1-951-955-2600.
The case remains an active investigation. Anyone with details is asked to call the SFPD tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.