Homicides continue - Three dead Sunday night
By Erica Holt, Bay City News Service
August 28, 2006
Three people are dead after San Francisco police shot and killed
a murder suspect Sunday night who allegedly shot at them as they
were responding to a Bayview neighborhood double homicide that
the suspect may have been responsible for, according to preliminary
Police Sgt. Neville Gittens said that reports of shots fired
came in around 10:10 p.m. from Flora Street between Bay View Street
and Thornton Avenue.
He said responding officers reported encountering a male suspect
who started shooting at them and they got of out their vehicles,
which had been "struck numerous times with gunfire.''
The officers returned fire, hitting the suspect, Gittens said,
and the man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and pronounced
Gittens said that "based on information received from people
in the area, this suspect was involved in a double homicide shooting
in which two people were shot in a vehicle.''
The two victims, who were apparently adults, but have not been
identified, were found dead by police investigating the Flora
He said preliminary police reports show that the suspect who
fired at police had shot and killed the two people, who were in
a parked car that rolled forward and hit another car containing
a wheelchair-bound man the shooting suspect knew.
The suspect went to assist his associate get into his wheelchair
and out of his car before officers arrived, according to preliminary
police reports, which is when the suspect opened fire on the responding
The man in the wheelchair, who police believe was somehow involved
in the double homicide, was arrested, Gittens said.
Earlier Sunday night, police reported a shooting in the Potrero
Hill neighborhood in the 900 block of Connecticut Street, about
a block from a Thursday night triple shooting that left three
dead. One person was apparently shot, police reported, and is
suffering from a non-life-threatening injury.
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