SFPD Releases Suspect Information In Fatal SoMa Cyclist Hit-And-Run

SFPD Releases Suspect Information In Fatal SoMa Cyclist Hit-And-Run
Photos: Mark Choey/Twitter and SFPD
By Nuala Sawyer - Published on June 23, 2016.

SFPD has released new information about the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run that took place Wednesday evening. The collision took place shortly before 8:30pm, at the busy intersection of Howard and Seventh streets. 26-year-old Katherine Slattery was cycling northbound on Seventh when she was hit by a driver traveling westbound on Howard, who ran a red light. Slattery was transported to the hospital, but died from her injuries. 

32-year-old San Francisco resident Farrukh Mushtaq was arrested two blocks from the scene, at a Chevron station on the corner of Howard and Ninth streets. Mushtag exited his BMW, which then rolled and struck a parked vehicle. A witness spoke with the suspect, encouraging him to stay put until SFPD arrived. 

Earlier today, SFPD Commander Robert O'Sullivan stated that drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the collision. However, a witness who wrote on Reddit that he stopped the suspect said that he was "definitely not sober."

Mushtaq has been booked into San Francisco County Jail, and is being charged with a felony hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

Another cyclist, 41-year-old Heather Miller, was also killed in a hit-and-run on Wednesday evening, which occurred in Golden Gate Park. The driver in that case remains at large.