SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco police officers arrested an unidentified man allegedly involved in an officer-related shooting that occurred on Treasure Island on Saturday, October 24. According to a police statement, the suspect stole a police vehicle in the Marina district, which resulted in a chase across the city.
According to San Francisco police reports, the incident began on Saturday morning at approximately 8:15 a.m., at Chestnut and Lyon Street. Officers arrived on site to respond to an incident involving the suspect who was allegedly in possession of a knife, and posing as a threat to the safety of others.
As police confronted the suspect, the man reportedly jumped into a police car with the keys in the ignition and drove off.
Major traffic delays were caused by this incident, which resulted in a closure on the western freeway entrances near the Treasure Island exits on the Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to the East Bay.
In the suspect’s attempt to flee from the police, he allegedly crashed into several cars around the Glen Park area before entering the freeway towards Treasure Island.
At approximately 9:00 a.m., authorities created a barricade at the main entrance gate of the island in an effort to stop the suspect’s stolen vehicle. The suspect was able to maneuver around the barricade formation, which prompted two officers to fire several shots at the vehicle. None of the fired shots hit the suspect nor did the shots stop the vehicle.
According to police, as the suspect attempted to escape the island and return to the city, he slammed the vehicle into another car around the westbound entrance of the Bay Bridge. After crashing the vehicle, the suspect jumped between 30 to 40 feet off the top deck of the bridge onto the lower deck, and attempted to steal another vehicle.
The suspect was arrested shortly after the second carjacking attempt, and is currently in police custody. An officer was injured and taken to the San Francisco General Hospital for minor injuries.
The incident is currently being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Division, as well as the city’s Internal Affairs Division, and district attorney’s office.