One man hospitalized in Tenderloin sidewalk shooting
By Adam Martin, Bay City News Service
March 24, 2006
One man is in custody and another in the hospital today after
a sidewalk argument escalated into a shooting in San Francisco's
Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday.
San Francisco police reported today that they arrested Faustino
Perez, 44, of San Francisco after he allegedly shot another man
following a sidewalk argument at about 8 p.m. on Golden Gate Avenue
near Jones Street.
The man was apparently walking in the opposite direction of Perez,
and the two jostled each other when they passed, according to
The two men apparently began arguing before Perez allegedly took
a gun from his pocket and shot the other man in the chest and
thigh, according to police.
Police report that Perez got on an inbound No. 9 San Francisco
Municipal Railway bus after the shooting. Officer Brian Michaud,
of the Tenderloin station, boarded that bus at Fourth and Market
Streets, police report.
When a dispatcher broadcast Perez's description and the fact
that he was on a bus headed downtown, Michaud noticed a man fitting
the description sitting at the back of the bus.
Perez apparently got up to move to another seat in the bus. A
gun he had on him fell to the floor when he moved, police report.
Police took Perez into custody after he initially resisted arrest,
they reported. He was charged with attempted murder, possession
of a handgun and resisting arrest.
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