SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, March 4, the San Francisco Police Department arrested a suspect for a triple drive-by shooting that occurred in February where three males were injured. One of the victims suffered life threatening injuries.
On February 14, at 1:57 a.m., officers from the Tenderloin Police Station responded to a shooting of three adult males by a suspect in a vehicle. The officers treated the victim’s gunshot wounds until medics arrived and transported them to the hospital.
Robert Hamilton, has been identified by the SFPD Night Investigations Unit (NIU) as the shooter. On February 27, 2021 at approximately 4 p.m. officers located Hamilton on Jones and Market Streets. He attempted to evade officers and after being cornered after a foot chase, Hamilton was arrested. Officers found a loaded handgun in Hamilton’s waistband, narcotics, marijuana, and a large sum of cash in his possession, which were seized.
Hamilton has been charged for attempted murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, firearm related charges including prohibited person in possession of a loaded firearm, possession of marijuana for sales, possession of controlled substance, and probation violation. Hamilton is currently being held in the San Francisco County Jail.