SAN FRANCISCO—On October 2, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) announced that the victim in Thursday’s fatal shooting in Union Square was one of several suspects who attempted to rob an individual.
On October 1, at around 5:00 p.m., a police officer heard gunshots coming from the 100 block of Geary Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, according to a press release from the SFPD. The officer reported the information to dispatch, where backup units arrived on the scene. Upon arrival, they found a 21-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained. His identity has not been released to the public, but authorities have now identified him as a suspect in a robbery.
Officers indicated they interviewed several witnesses, who informed the police that multiple suspects were attempting to rob an adult male victim before the shooting occurred. An investigation that followed indicated a physical altercation transpired, before the 21 year-old suspect was shot.
On October 2, the SFPD tweeted: “Mission Station Officers were notified of an armed and dangerous individual in their district. They quickly apprehended him seizing a firearm he concealed in his waistband. The suspect was also suspected for two other shootings within the city.”
Authorities indicated that the incident remains an active and ongoing investigation. It remains unknown whether any arrests have been made in the robbery. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the SFPD’s Anonymous Tip Line at 415 575 444, or text “SFPD” to TIP411.