South San Francisco, CA April 11, 2020 Submitted by SSFPD
On April 12, 2020 at approximately 5:35 AM, the South San Francisco Police Department received a call of two men fighting at the Chevron gas station located on 110 Hickey Boulevard. Subsequent
investigation determined that one of the subjects involved in the fight had attempted to carjack vehicles from two different victims, attacking one of his victims in the gas station with a knife and stabbing him. An off-duty police officer from the San Francisco Police Department, who witnessed the attack, attempted to intervene and was also stabbed by the suspect. The off-duty officer, who was armed, shot the suspect in self-defense.
Arriving South San Francisco P.D. officers attempted to gain compliance and take the suspect into custody, but he continued to fight despite already having been shot. Attempts to apprehend the suspect using Tasers were unsuccessful, and the suspect was able to gain access to one of the responding officer’s patrol cars and flee the scene.
A pursuit was initiated and the suspect was chased to the Kaiser Permanente medical facility on Hickey Boulevard in Daly City, where he attempted to drive through the gates to the parking garage. The suspect then rammed a pursuing police vehicle before exiting the stolen police vehicle. He again confronted officers with the knife and refused to comply with multiple commands to surrender. The officers were forced to shoot the suspect and immediately rendered first aid until medical personnel arrived. The suspect was unable to be revived and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Both the victim of the carjacking and the off-duty San Francisco police officer were transported to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries and are expected to fully recover. No South San Francisco police officers were injured during the incident. The investigation is ongoing in conjunction with the Daly City Police Department and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900 or the anonymous TIP line at 650-952-2244.