SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, October 27 Ansar El Muhammad, 39 was charged with attempted murder following an officer involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 25. The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office are conducting a criminal investigation into the OIS.

On October 25, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a unit from the San Mateo County Vehicle Theft Task Force followed a reported stolen vehicle—a neutral colored Honda at the intersection of Montana Street and Faxon Avenue. The VTFF Unit was comprised of officers from three law enforcement agencies within San Mateo County.

The acceleration of the car dragged a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer causing minor head injuries and arm and leg abrasions. Muhammad was shot by police offers and taken to the San Francisco General Hospital were he sustained life-threatening injuries. The CHP officer was also treated at San Francisco General Hospital, for non-life threatening injuries. . Details of this officer’s identity have not been disclosed.

San Francisco Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak disclosed that Muhammad had four other felony warrants including, “stolen-vehicle, narcotics, and theft-related offenses.” According to reports, neighbors have reported Muhammad to being a “very religious and peaceful man.” His friend Gregory Elarms II was with Muhammad minutes before the shooting and posted a Facebook Live video documenting the scene here.

The case remains an active an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with “SFPD.”

Written By Prezleigh Moy and Donald Roberts