SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco Police Department was critically injured during a shootout that transpired on Wednesday, November 1 in the Castro District. According to the SFPD, the shooting transpired after 12:03 a.m., after officers near the region were flagged down about a strange vehicle near 18th and Diamond Streets.
When officers attempted to make contract with the driver inside the vehicle, gunfire transpired between the suspect and one of the officers. The region between Market Street and 19th Street and Castro Street to Eureka Street were closed to the public as authorities investigated the incident.
The name of the officer has not yet been disclosed to the public, but according to reports he is a 41 year-old male, nine-year veteran assigned to the Crime Scene Investigation Unit. He was transported to a hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. An adult male suspect was also transported to the hospital for a gunshot wound. As of 5:00 a.m., both the officer and the suspect were reported to be undergoing surgery.
This is an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the San Francisco Police Department Homicide Detail, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Police Accountability and the SFPD Internal Affairs Division.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the San Francisco police tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. As part of our commitment towards transparency and accountability, a town hall meeting regarding this incident will be held within 10 days.