SSFPD Media Release: Update on Office Involved Shooting

South San Francisco, CA     June 1, 2017      Submitted by SSFPD  


Multiple requests have been received from multiple news anchors and reporters and many of the questions being asked are similar in nature. The South San Francisco Police Department would like to provide  the following  information  in connection  with the questions  being asked:


When is the suspect’s name and identity going to be released? The name and identify of the suspect will be released by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. (ESC notes: Suspect has since been identified by coroner as John Eno, 59, of South San Francisco) 


How many “recent” officer involved shootings have there been  in South  San  Francisco?  There have been six officer involved shootings in the last 10 years, one resulting in a fatality which  was  in June 2012.


What are the names of the involved officers and how long have they been police officers? That information is not being released at this time.


Have the involved officers returned to work? The involved officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave while the investigation is completed by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.


How many officers fired their weapons and how many shots were fired? This information is still being investigated by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.


Did the suspect shoot at the officers and if so how many times? This information is still being investigated, however, the suspect did fire a weapon during the incident.


Is their body camera footage of the incident? The South San Francisco Police Department is in a “testing/ implementation phase” of body worn cameras and one officer was wearing a body camera at the time of the incident. However, as a result of the investigation being on-going the video footage is not available for release at this time.

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