SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested two suspects in connection to an auto burglary that transpired on Friday, May 11. According to the SFPD website, at approximately 12:59 a.m., uniformed officers in a marked police car were investigating an auto burglary near Steiner Street and Geary Boulevard.
Authorities detained one suspect at the location and the second suspect fled on foot to the area of O’Farrell and Webster Streets where he entered a parked car. The suspect fled in the vehicle, a white Hyundai sedan. On the 1500 block of O’Farrell Street a series of events occurred including crash between the suspect vehicle and two marked SFPD radio cars and an officer involved shooting.
The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle and was pursued to the area of Polk and McAllister Streets where the car stopped inside Civic Center Plaza and he was taken into custody.
No one was struck by gunfire during the incident. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An officer that was injured in the O’Farrell Street incident was treated and released at the scene. Police took Hershel Hale, 21, of Antioch into custody. He was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Burglary (2nd Degree), Assault with Deadly Weapon (not a firearm), Evading Police Officer, Conspiracy, and Hit and Run leading to injury. Also arrested was Maurice Jones, 23, of Brentwood. He was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Burglary (2nd Degree), and Conspiracy.
This is an active and ongoing investigation in the early stages. Separate investigations are being conducted by the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail, the SFPD Internal Affairs Division, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Independent Investigations Bureau and the Department of Police Accountability.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.