SSFPD Media Release: Assault Deadly Weapon On Police Officer

South San Francisco, CA  May 12, 2020  Submitted by SSFPD


On 05/12/2020 at approximately 4:10 AM, South San Francisco police officers responded to a  hotel parking lot on the 600 block of Gateway Boulevard after staff reported seeing a  male looking into parked cars with a flashlight. Officers arrived on scene and contacted 18-year-old San  Francisco resident, Moris Ruiz-Canizales, sitting inside a stolen 2018 Toyota Camry. Officers attempted to arrest Ruiz-Canizales, at which point he rapidly reversed his vehicle striking an officer in the right hip. Ruiz­ Canizales fled the parking lot ramming two police vehicles in the process. A vehicle pursuit was initiated which ended nearby where Ruiz-Canizales’ vehicle became disabled on the center island. Ruiz-Canizales exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He did not comply with officer’s orders to surrender and a police  K9 was used to apprehend him. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded firearm, narcotics, and paraphernalia.


Ruiz-Canizales was placed under arrest and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for the dog bite wounds. He was later booked into the San  Mateo  County main jail for felony assault on a police officer, evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm, and possession of narcotics.


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Dolores Piper
Dolores Piper
2 years ago

Well, the SSFPD is doing a better job of not killing the suspect. Wow!