San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr

SAN FRANCISCO—Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance while they investigate a shooting incident where officers fired shots at a suspect. The incident occurred on Sunday, October 27, at 12:30 p.m., when officers responded to an altercation at Chestnut and Pierce where an adult Hispanic male was striking another male in the head with a silver firearm, according to a press release from the SFPD.

The suspect then fired several shots at the victim before fleeing eastbound on Toledo where he hid in a bush near Mallorca and Capra. Officers located the suspect, who was asked to come out of hiding, but fled northbound on Mallorca and fired his weapon at officers. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect who was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in serious condition.  Witnesses on the scene corroborated what transpired to authorities.

Authorities have located the victim in the incident who fled the scene in a blue car, with a female driver. Investigators are currently interviewing the victim in the case. Officials are still investigating the crime for additional witnesses and evidence. “Homicide Investigators, Crime Scene Investigators, District Attorney Investigators were on-scene conducting parallel independent investigations,” stated the press release.

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr held a town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 30, at 3500 Fillmore Street, at the Marina Middle School at 6:15 p.m. The purpose of the meeting was for Police Chief Suhr to address the officer-involved shooting that took place early Sunday afternoon. During the town hall meeting, Suhr admitted to residents that he was the victim of a car burglary outside his home in the Golden   Gate Heights neighborhood.

Anyone with additional information on the case is being asked to contact authorities at 415-553-1145 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444. Witnesses can also text-a-tip at TIP411. Text (SFPD) at the beginning of the message.

By LaDale Anderson