SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department arrested Cory James Howard, 30, Karmal Howard, 44, Robert Mitchell, 44, and another unnamed suspect for a shooting that occurred on January 16, in the area of Eddy and Taylor Streets.
Authorities indicate the suspects shot four men and one woman at 9:08 p.m. Paramedics transported two of the men (both 44 years old) to a local San Francisco hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The other three victims, “A 37-year-old male, a 30-year-old female, and a 30-year-old male, were transported by private vehicles to a hospital in Oakland, California,” where the doctors indicated they all had non-life-threatening injuries, noted the SFPD.
“An investigation by the SFPD Night Investigations Unit (NIU) determined that four of the injured parties were active participants in the gun battle,” said the San Francisco Police Department in a statement.
Authorities booked Howard, a resident of Stockton, on several charges including carrying a loaded firearm, prohibited person in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, in addition to being on “supervised probation in Santa Clara County” for a previous burglary conviction.
Mitchell, of San Francisco, was booked on charges that included carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed weapon on one’s person, and prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
A prohibited person in possession of a firearm, the California Legislature states, is a felony and can be punishable for up to three years in either jail or prison.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office listed additional charges of domestic violence and probation violation by an adult probation office on Mitchell’s criminal record.
Howard, a resident of Antioch, was “re-booked on the charges of carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, carrying a concealed firearm on one’s person, carrying a loaded firearm, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and providing false information to a peace officer,” along with being on probation because of a conviction in Alameda County for robbery, the police explained.
Authorities indicated they have a fourth suspect who is still receiving medical treatment at a local hospital, but once the hospital releases him or her, the suspect will be booked.
The SFPD indicated the case is still an active investigation and is asking for the public’s help in providing more tips. Call (415) 575-4444 or text TIP411 and start the tip with “SFPD.” All informants will remain anonymous.