SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department arrested Haleem Williams, 44, for a shooting that transpired on January 16 at 5:48 a.m.
Officers arrived at the unit block of Sanchez Street because of a reported shooting and found a 43-year-old man with a gunshot wound. The authorities indicated they transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with non-life-threatening injuries.
“The victim told officers that he heard noises coming from a vehicle on Sanchez Street. The victim said he went to inspect the noise when he was confronted by the suspect. The suspect accused the victim of attempting to steal his car and an argument ensued. The suspect then produced a firearm and shot the victim. The victim fled on foot in fear of suffering further harm,” noted the SFPD in a statement.
Investigators from the police department indicated that they developed information that led them to Williams who on January 20 was arrested at the intersection of Lombard and Pierce Streets.
Records from the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office indicate that Williams was booked for two separate counts. One count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
The California Legislature indicates that an assault with a firearm can “be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not less than six months and not exceeding one year, or by both a fine not exceeding $10,000 and imprisonment.”
Possession of a firearm is a felony that can carry a punishment of 16 months or two or three years in jail or prison, the California Legislature said.
Jail records from the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office indicate that Williams is being held on a $100,000 bond and his next court date is scheduled for February 5 at 9 a.m.
The SFPD is still investigating the case and are asking anyone with information to call (415) 575-4444 or text TIP411 and start the tip with “SFPD.” All tipsters will remain anonymous.