View Full Version : Another Win for the Good Guys

04-28-2010, 3:27 PM
From the SFPD Police Newsletter (relevant part bolded for the TL;DR crowd :) )... And this is the city that wanted to ban handguns. Things could have turned out very differently for the husband and wife had Prop H been upheld! I wonder if Kamala will choose to prosecute the husband for discharging a firearm within city limits, as SF does not have a self-defense clause?

On April 27th at 3:30 am, Officers responded to a home near Thomas and Ingalls regarding a call from a concerned citizen who stated that his neighbor was possibly getting robbed outside his home. The caller provided a suspect description for the officers to go on. Responding officers quickly discovered that the caller's suspicion' were correct. There was in fact a home invasion robbery in progress at that address. The officers arrived at the scene so quickly, that the three suspects barely had time to walk out of the house before the Bayview radio cars were pulling up. The suspects immediately took off running and began jumping fences into the backyards of neighboring houses. The chase was on! The smart money was on the cops. The quick thinking officers surrounded the entire block with an airtight perimeter. These guys were not going to go away - they were "3 rats in a trap".

As the search for the suspects went on, an Officer located the victim inside his residence. The victim said that he was driving home from a North Beach nightclub when he noticed a car that appeared to be following him. When he pulled into his driveway, the car parked nearby. As he exited the car, the three suspects jumped him and took his car/house keys from him. They threatened to shoot him (although no gun was seen) if he didn't cooperate. The suspects forced him to enter his home with them trailing behind. Once inside, one of the suspects held him in a headlock while the other two ransacked his house, taking things of value. The officers’ arrival interrupted their caper. Fortunately, the victim suffered only minor bumps and bruises in the incident.

Back to the search for the fleeing felons: All of the backyards were systematically searched by Bayview Officers with help from Mission and Canine units who heard the call and came to help. Within minutes, Officers located one of the suspects laying in an alley nearby. He was pretending to be asleep on the sidewalk (yeah right). The victim positively identified him. One down, two to go.

Nearby, Officers observed a subject walking casually down the block near the victims residence (keep in mind that it is about 4:00 am - just a bit early for a casual walk and on a cold rainy night to boot). They contacted him and noticed that, despite his attempts to appear to be on a leisurely stroll, he was huffing and puffing and looking awfully nervous. He attempted to run, but ultimately, no doubt having heard the success rate of suspects attempting to outrun Bayview Officers, thought better of it and stayed put. He was positively identified as well. Two down. One more left.

It seems the third and final suspect did not feel safe in his backyard hiding place as the officers closed in; so, he decided to try going through another residence to get away. To say he picked the wrong house as his avenue of escape might be the understatement of all time. As all the officers were continuously searching for the lone outstanding suspect, a call came into dispatch from a frantic woman who said her husband had just shot an intruder who had broken into their home....hmmm, could it be our guy? The address of this call was within the perimeter being searched. In a flash, Officers were at her door. There he was, suspect #3, being held at gunpoint by the husband. He had been shot and had a non-life threatening wound. An ambulance came for him and he went to the hospital for treatment. He will be OK.

The first two suspects, who are both on felony probation, were booked at County Jail and are awaiting their partner to join them soon. The original victim, as well as the victims of the second home invasion, despite being shocked and frightened, are doing well. Thank goodness!

Special thanks goes out to the original caller, who did not think twice about dialing 911 when thinking that a neighbor might be in trouble. That's the way we all need to be. We need to be looking out for one another. Let's get the word out to the bad guys that we are all watching out for each other and send the message that if you are acting out or looking to victimize someone in the Bayview, you will end up getting to see the inside of Bayview Station...from behind bars!

04-28-2010, 4:03 PM
huh, who would have thought a gun could do good outside the hands of a LEO.

04-28-2010, 4:12 PM
Some one used a gun for a good cause!!!!!!!!! Bet the story did not much press in local papers

04-28-2010, 4:13 PM
no doubt having heard the success rate of suspects attempting to outrun Bayview Officers

Wow. I'd love to hear the story without the superhero slant. These Bayview officers must be marathon runners or something!

04-29-2010, 4:47 PM
Nice, it is good to read stories like this. I hope the suspect that was shot lost his ability to reproduce. :43:

04-29-2010, 4:59 PM
Wow. I'd love to hear the story without the superhero slant. These Bayview officers must be marathon runners or something!

the sfpd newsletter, boosting morale of the sfpd, good!
the sfpd have always treated me real good, and by and large not out to screw ppl over.
some dept's will tack on every charge they can think of, even if you're generally a good guy and like simply forgot something.

04-29-2010, 5:14 PM

04-29-2010, 5:26 PM
The gentleman who shot the dirt-bag who intruded into his home, should not be in any trouble. Seeing how he blasted the perp INSIDE his home, fearing for his and his wife's life. Within his rights of self preservation in the face of an intruder. Good for him!!

04-29-2010, 5:37 PM
Excellent news to hear! I only wished this received more publicity. But still, a very good outcome given the possible scenario which would have unfolded if Prop H was still in effect.

04-29-2010, 6:00 PM
surprised that the story didn't say "innocent just getting back on track teen was shot in sf"

04-29-2010, 6:57 PM
Good report, thank you. Too often we read about victims with no happy ending.

04-30-2010, 5:37 AM
Nice, it is good to read stories like this. I hope the suspect that was shot lost his ability to reproduce. :43:

Haha good one! Wouldn't that technically be considered "future" life threatening?:rofl2: