Six arrested, seven guns seized
outside San Francisco bar
By Tamara Barak
June 11, 2007
A Sunday morning dispute outside a San Francisco sports bar ended
in a shooting, six arrests and the seizure of seven guns, San
Francisco police said today.
Police were called to Fanatics Sports Bar at 601 Cesar Chavez
St. in China Basin at 12:30 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report
Investigators arrived to find a melee involving two carloads
of men. Witnesses told responding officers that the shots had
come from a parked Nissan SUV with four men inside.
When officers arrived, however, they witnessed gunfire bursting
out of a 1998 Jaguar, police reported.
A 20-year-old San Francisco man in the crowd was shot during
the exchange of gunfire, but is expected to survive, police reported.
Officers arrested the men in both vehicles. The occupants of
the Jaguar, 19-year-old Oakland residents Jeremy Ward, Nicholas
Westley and Delvonne Howard were arrested for carrying a concealed
weapon and a loaded firearm. Ward and Westley were also charged
with discharging a firearm, police said. A search of the Jaguar
revealed a handgun under the front seat, along with ammunition,
a knife and an air gun.
The three men inside the Nissan - Jesus Ramirez, 21, of San Jose;
Andre Simon, 29, of San Jose; and Jeff Phillips, 35, of Sunnyvale
- were also arrested. All three have been charged with carrying
a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm after investigators
recovered a handgun from their SUV, police said. Simon and Phillips
were also arrested on parole violations.
Five more weapons were confiscated from people in the crowd,
according to police.
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