SAN FRANCISCO—Authorities have arrested a suspect who struck an officer with his vehicle as they attempted to detain the individual. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 5 at approximately 6:49 p.m., when four San Francisco Police Officers were patrolling the Bayview Hunters Point Public Housing Properties near Ingalls and Kiska Road. Officers noticed a silver BMW sedan that was wanted in connection to an armed carjacking where the suspect used a rifle or shotgun.
The suspect failed to stop, which lead authorities to pursue the vehicle which ended in George Court. After reaching the end of George Court, the suspect stopped his vehicle. Officers exited their vehicle, with the intent of ordering the suspect out of the stolen car. The suspect refused to stop and placed his car in reverse heading towards the officers striking the front of the police vehicle.
The suspect continued backing in reverse, striking an officer and hitting another police car before coming to a halt. The officer who was struck by the vehicle was standing in front of the suspect vehicle as it moved towards him. Officers discharged their firearms at the suspect as the vehicle approached the officer that was hit by the car.
The suspect, whose name has not yet been released to the public, suffered a non-threatening gun shot wound as the stolen vehicle crashed into a building. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. The officer struck by the vehicle suffered non-threatening injuries and was treated by paramedics and released.
Authorities suspect the vehicle involved in the incident may be responsible for series of robberies in the region that involved the use of a shotgun. Robbery Inspectors are looking into the similarities to determine if there are any connections.
This incident is being investigated by the SFPD Homicide Detail, which investigates officer involved shootings, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the SFPD Internal Affairs Division and the Office of Citizen’s Complaints.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact SFPD homicide investigators at 415-553-1145, the Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.
By LaDale Anderson