SSFPD Media Release: Domestic Assault Loaded Firearm

South San Francisco, CA   August 17, 2019 Submitted by SSFPD

Early Saturday morning 22-year-old South San Francisco resident Jocelyn Rivera Penate and her 34- year-old boyfriend stopped their vehicle in the parking lot of 110 Hickey Boulevard in South San Francisco. At some point, the two began arguing and struggling over a firearm that was in the vehicle and her boyfriend was subsequently shot in the chest.

Rivera Penate drove a short distance to a friend’s home and then called 911 to report the incident. The male was transported to a local trauma center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The incident is still under investigation by the South San Francisco Police Department. Anyone who may have witnessed or may have any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Meschi at 650-877-8900, refer to case numb er 19-4970


Rivera was arrested and booked at San Mateo County Main Jail Charges: 25850(c)(6) PC – Possession of a Loaded Firearm, 273.5 PC – Domestic Assault

Information can also be sent to the SSFPD anonymous tip line at 650/952-2244 or


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Anonymous Tip Line: (650) 952-2244

If a crime or other suspicious activity is happening right now, do not call this number. Call 9-1-1 or (650) 877-8900.

You can remain anonymous if you wish. This number is NOT for reporting any “in-progress” crimes or suspicious activities. This number does not connect to police dispatch and is solely intended to assist those persons who have information to give to the police department.

The South San Francisco Police Department depends on your help to prevent crime and inform us of any criminal or suspicious behavior. You may have seen something or know something that solves a major crime, saves someone’s life or makes your neighborhood a better place for everyone. We can help, be we need a place to start. You can call our anonymous TIP line at (650) 952-2244.

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Providing your name and phone number is optional, but very helpful. If we have questions about anything, we may want to contact you later by phone, e-mail or by any method you choose.

Thank you for your help and for helping others.

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