•   
  •   
  •   

Crime San Francisco police shoot man in Mission District after alleged assault

22:35  07 december  2019
22:35  07 december  2019 Source:   sfchronicle.com

Prolific 'wedding crasher' thief targeted festivities across California, police say

  Prolific 'wedding crasher' thief targeted festivities across California, police say SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A notorious wedding crasher - accused of targeting festivities in California and beyond - has been captured after he was spotted at the San Francisco airport, San Francisco police said. Mario Hernandez, a 58-year-old from Lancaster, was detained at San Francisco International Airport just before 10:30 p.m. on Friday after officers saw him going into a bathroom and recognized him from a crime bulletin, the San Francisco Police Department announced in a news release on Tuesday.Hernandez is suspected in “numerous thefts” in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles region, police said.

A man was shot by San Francisco police in the Mission District on Saturday morning after he reportedly attacked one of the officers.

Officer Robert Rueca, a police spokesman, told The Chronicle that officers were responding to a report of a hot prowl burglary at 8:34 a.m. when they approached the victim, who they say matched the description of the suspect.

Huron man arrested for Thanksgiving murder; 1st murder recorded in city’s ‘modern history’

  Huron man arrested for Thanksgiving murder; 1st murder recorded in city’s ‘modern history’ Huron man arrested for Thanksgiving murder; 1st murder recorded in city’s ‘modern history’According to Huron police, 911 dispatchers received a call for reports of a deceased male at a condominium on Willow Drive.

“The suspect assaulted the officers with a weapon,” Rueca said. “An officer-involved shooting occurred.”

Police did not say what kind of weapon may have been used.

Rueca said both the officer and shooting victim were “conscious and breathing when taken away” to the hospital but he did not elaborate on their conditions.

Lisa Ruth, a manager of Fallas Discount Stores, told The Chronicle that she was at her store on Mission Street when she heard the gunshots. When she stepped out of the store to investigate, she said she she saw both officers trying to revive the victim. Ruth said the officer who was struck was bleeding from his head and appeared to have a broken nose.

“The back of his neck was really messed up. It looks like a rope burn,” Ruth said. “Every day it’s something — the cops around here have a really hard time.”

NYPD counter-terrorism cop charged in sex assault upstate

  NYPD counter-terrorism cop charged in sex assault upstate An NYPD anti-terrorism officer has been busted for sexually assaulting a woman in upstate Orange County, law enforcement sources said. Veteran anti-terror cop George Gracia was arrested in New Windsor late last week and arraigned Friday on a charge of third-degree criminal sex act, an Orange County District Attorney’s office source said. “The officer’s current duty status is suspended without pay,” said an NYPD spokesperson. “He has seven years on the job.”The alleged assault is classified as a domestic incident, as Gracia and the victim are known to one another, sources said.

Ruth said that the officers “did everything they could to keep him alive.” She said the male officer who opened fire —whom police have not identified — was “really upset” and crying after the shooting.

A neighborhood resident who identified himself only by his first name, Joe, told The Chronicle that he was “hanging out” outside of his apartment building on 23rd and Capp street in the moments leading up to the shooting.

The resident said two San Francisco police officers approached an apparently homeless man on 23rd Street around the corner from Mission Street and asked him to move along. The resident said the man punched one of the officers in the face, prompting the second officer to draw his gun and shoot six times. After a pause, the officer shot twice more, the resident said.

Police did not immediately respond to specific statements made by people who said they witnessed the shooting.

Boston police charge man in snow shovel attack

  Boston police charge man in snow shovel attack Police have arrested a Boston man who they say attacked another man with a snow shovel and slashed his face with a box cutter. Eddie Smith, 58, was arraigned Tuesday in Roxbury District Court where he was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, mayhem and civil rights violation with […]Eddie Smith, 58, was arraigned Tuesday in Roxbury District Court where he was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, mayhem and civil rights violation with injury. He was released on personal recognizance and is due back on Jan. 22 for a probable cause hearing.

“I feel for the dude, he didn’t deserve that,” Joe said. “He got hit hard but I hope he makes it.”

The shooting is being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Detail, the San Francisco District Attorney's Independent Investigations Bureau, the Department of Police Accountability and the SFPD Internal Affairs Division.

Anyone with information about this incident should call San Francisco’s police’s 24-hour tip line at 415-575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 by starting the text message with, “SFPD.”

Police said they will host a community town hall meeting regarding this shooting within 10 days “as part of SFPD’s commitment towards transparency and accountability.”

This story will be updated.

J.K. Dineen and Lauren Hernández are San Francisco Chronicle staff writers. Email: jdineen@sfchronicle.com and Lauren.Hernandez@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @sfjkdineen@LaurenPorFavor

Illinois man charged with threatening to shoot GOP congressman .
A man in Illinois has been charged after allegedly threatening to shoot Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and accusing the congressman of "backing the Russians."Randall Tarr, 64, of Rochester, Ill., was charged with communicating threats to injure a person and threatening to assault, kidnap or murder a federal official, according to court documents released this week.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 2
This is interesting!