Saturday, June 27, 2009

Triple Shooting Kills One In The Tenderloin

1 killed, 2 injured in Tenderloin shooting
Bay City News

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A 30-year-old San Francisco man was the victim of a fatal shooting in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood this morning, according to the San Francisco medical examiner's office.

Harris Fullbright was shot near the intersection of Ellis and Jones streets around 3 a.m., police said.

Officers responded and found Fullbright with gunshot wounds, and two other victims.

Fullbright was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two victims were transported to a local hospital, police said.

Suspect information was not available.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Man Shoots At Police During Marina District Standoff

Man arrested for allegedly shooting at officers

06/26/09 1:59 PM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO — A man shot at officers from inside his touristy hotel room in San Francisco's Marina District early this morning during a two-hour standoff, according a police sergeant.

Waddell Williams, 33, was arrested around 1 a.m. on suspicion of attempted murder for shooting at the officers, assault with a deadly weapon and illegally possessing a firearm, Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said.

Police responded to shots fired from a room in the Chelsea Motor Inn at Lombard and Webster streets around 11 p.m. When the first two officers arrived, police said Williams shot through the door at them.

The officers took cover and called for back up, Tomioka said.

He was in police custody within two hours, she said.

Williams was staying at the hotel but she did not know where he was from, how long he had been staying there or why he fired the shots.

No one was injured.

- Bay City News

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Woman Has Ankle Broken During Haight District Robbery

Victim hospitalized after being struck by baseball bat during robbery
By: Will Reisman

06/25/09 10:10 AM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO — A person was hospitalized with a broken ankle after being struck by a baseball bat during a robbery in the Haight-Ashbury district last night.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was walking near the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets at 8 p.m. when the victim was hostilely approached by three black males, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

Two of the suspects checked the victim’s pockets, and the third suspect demanded property, police said. While carrying out the robbery, one of the suspects took out a miniature baseball bat and hit the victim in the ankle, causing the bone to break, police said.

After taking the victim’s property, the three suspects fled on foot. Police said the three men were about 25 to 30 years old.

No arrests have been made, and the case is under investigation, police said. The victim was transferred to San Francisco General Hospital in stable condition.

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Bernal Heights Beating Victim Dies

Man beaten in S.F. drinking dispute dies

Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, June 26, 2009

(06-26) 15:29 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A man beaten last October in a Bernal Heights park for drinking someone else's alcohol has died, and San Francisco police are seeking help in solving the slaying.

Pierre Oliver, 43, who was attacked at 12:55 a.m. Oct. 5, died of his injuries June 8, police Lt. Mike Stasko said Friday.

Oliver was assaulted in Holly Park after he supposedly drank out of someone else's bottle, police said.

He was walking away from the dispute when a group of people, including at least one woman, beat and kicked him unconscious, Stasko said. Investigators have no detailed descriptions of the attackers.

Oliver was in a convalescent hospital in San Mateo County when he died.

The case was designated a homicide last week, Stasko said.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Police Chase Man Through BART Tunnel



A 27-year-old man was taken into custody this morning after running away from police on the train tracks between two BART stations in San Francisco, causing brief delays in train service, San Francisco police Sgt. Wilfred Williams said.

Dion Jackson was arrested on drug charges after fleeing from San Francisco police and entering the 16th Street Mission station, where he ran away from police along the underground tracks, Williams said.

The incident caused BART to turn off power to the tracks at about 7:20 a.m. while police pursued Jackson, who was eventually arrested at the Civic Center station, according to Williams.

Trains were running through the area again at about 7:40 a.m. and BART trains were back on their regular schedule as of 9:45 a.m. after experiencing residual systemwide delays of about 20 minutes during the morning commute, a BART dispatcher said.

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Man Injured In Fillmore District Shooting

Man hospitalized after shooting in Western Addition
By: Will Reisman
Examiner Staff Writer

06/24/09 7:04 AM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO — A man was hospitalized after being shot last night in the Western Addition.

Officers found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds on the 1000 block of Golden Gate Avenue at about 11:15 p.m., according to the San Francisco Police Department.

The man was transported to a nearby medical center with unknown injuries, police said.

No one has been arrested and the case is under investigation.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Two Injured In Hunters Point Shooting



San Francisco police are investigating a Monday night shooting in the city's Bayview District.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at Revere Avenue and Keith Street just past 11 p.m., police said.

Two men were with gunshot wounds were taken to San Francisco General Hospital and were expected to survive, police said.

No one was arrested, though police reported that one suspect has been identified.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Man Stabbed To Death In Hunters Point

S.F. man stabbed to death in Bayview

Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer

Monday, June 22, 2009

(06-22) 08:45 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A man was stabbed to death early today in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood, police said.

Douglas Johnson, 49, of San Francisco was in the passenger seat of a parked car on the 1600 block of La Salle Avenue near Third Street ( when a man approached him at about 12:50 a.m., authorities said.

Johnson got out of the car and spoke with the man, who stabbed him in the chest and then ran, police said. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been reported.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Two Injured In Fillmore District Drive-By Shooting



A drive-by shooting injured two people in San Francisco tonight, a police sergeant said.

One person was shot in the thigh and another in the ankle near Eddy and Laguna streets around 8:30 p.m., the sergeant said.

A person has been detained, but police are still investigating whether the person is a suspect, she said.

The two victims are expected to survive.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Man Stabbed To Death In Kezar Stadium Parking Lot

Man stabbed to death near Golden Gate Park
By: Will Reisman
Examiner Staff Writer

06/17/09 7:05 AM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO — A man was stabbed to death near Golden Gate Park early this morning, the first homicide in San Francisco in over two weeks.

Officers found the body of the man, who has not been identified, at 2:30 a.m. in the west parking lot of Kezar Stadium, on the 800 block of Stanyan Street, according to Sgt. Lyn Tomioka of the San Francisco Police Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Tomioka said.

No suspects have been arrested in case, which is currently under investigation, Tomioka said.

The homicide was the first in The City since May 31, when two men were killed in separate shootings.

There are now 21 recorded homicides in San Francisco in 2009. Last year at this time, there were 48 killings in The City.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Three Shot Ouside High School

One suspect arrested after shooting outside high school
By: John Upton

06/15/09 3:03 PM PDT

SAN FRANCISCO — Three young people were treated for injuries today following an afternoon shooting outside a Potrero Hill high school.

A group of girls had just joined several boys at 1:20 p.m. outside International Studies Academy at 18th and De Haro streets, as summer classes were ending. Suddenly, five or six shots were fired into the crowd, according to witnesses.

The shots sounded like they were fired from a handgun, witnesses said.

After the shooting, teachers held the front doors of the school open while panicked students flooded inside, according to witnesses.

One suspect was arrested after the shooting and two guns were recovered, according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka.

The two male victims and one female victim were young, possibly juveniles, and they were all expected to survive injuries to the lower parts of their bodies, according to Tomioka.

The victim who sustained the most serious injuries was a male in his late teens who was shot in the foot and buttocks, according to Cheeko Wells, a member of the advocacy group Brothers Against Guns, who was inside the school at the time. The boy was wearing jeans and a white T-shirt, and it was the second time in two years that he had been shot, Wells said.

Trouble often brews when students from different schools attend summer session in an unfamiliar neighborhood, he said, as was the case today. “A lot of these kids are scared,” Wells said.
Also, a female student’s leg was grazed either by a bullet or a rock. She went home and alerted her father, according to San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Gentle Blythe.

Both male victims are not associated with the school or with the summer session, according to Blythe.
Summer school is scheduled to resume at the campus Tuesday, Blythe said.

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Man Shot In Diamond Heights



A man who had been shot walked into a San Francisco Fire Department station in the Diamond Heights neighborhood tonight asking for help, a fire captain said.

A police officer said the shooting was reported around 9 p.m.

The man walked into Station 26 at 80 Digby Street, the fire captain said.

He was taken to a local hospital and police took over the investigation, the captain said.

Police said no suspects were arrested.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tenderloin Shooting Injures One



San Francisco police this morning are investigating a shooting in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired near Ellis and Jones streets at around 2:50 a.m., police said.

At least one victim was reported shot, police said. The injuries were not expected to be life threatening.

No arrests have been reported.

Further details were not immediately available, police said. The shooting is under investigation.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Woman Found Dead At Ocean Beach



The San Francisco medical examiner's office this afternoon identified a woman found dead inside a vehicle at Ocean Beach early this morning as Mauvreen Zalaya, 38, of San Francisco.

Police are calling Zalaya's death suspicious, but are waiting for the results of a medical examiner's report.

Her body was found around 5:30 a.m. near Balboa Street.

According to police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka, she was alone in the car and there were no weapons present or any signs of trauma.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Suspects Arrested In Hunters Point Shooting



Prosecutors today filed murder charges against two men and a woman arrested Sunday in connection with the early morning shooting of a San Francisco man after an argument at a bar.

Police arrested 30-year-old Deshawna Morris, and 36-year-old Sammy Frazier, both East Bay residents, and 24-year-old Timothy Walker, of San Francisco, a short time after the 2 a.m. shooting of 51-year-old Winston Coleman outside a bar in the city's Bayview district.

Coleman was found shot near the intersection of Third Street and Galvez Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The three suspects were arrested several blocks away, on Industrial Street near Bayshore Boulevard.

Police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams said Coleman had gotten into a verbal argument with someone at the bar, before he was shot outside.

According to the district attorney's office, the suspects allegedly took Coleman's vehicle from the scene of the shooting. A firearm was allegedly found on Morris.

In addition to murder, all three are also facing carjacking charges, and are scheduled to be arraigned in San Francisco Superior Court Wednesday morning.

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