Quantcast

Hit-And-Run Suspect In Custody After Collision Injures Officer [Updated]

By Fiona Lee - Published on October 18, 2017.
Photo: Vic Lee/ABC7

[Update, 5:21pm] The suspect who allegedly struck and injured a police officer with his car is in custody. According to Bay City News, the suspect was apprehended on the 300 block of Ellis Street around 3:30pm.

[Update, 4:01pm:]

Just after 12:20pm, a San Francisco police officer was injured in a hit-and-run collision on Turk Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street.

Now, a hunt is underway for the driver.

According to Sgt. Mike Andraychak, officers assigned to Tenderloin Station were investigating a firearm violation when one of them spotted a suspect in a vehicle who may have been armed.

After a suspect noticed one of the officers, he struck them with his car and fled the scene, police said.

The suspect's vehicle was discovered abandoned near Buena Vista Park in the Upper Haight, nearly two miles from the scene of the collision. A shelter-in-place order has been issued as authorities comb the neighborhood. Police have not released the suspect's description.

The officer, who has not been identified, was injured seriously. After the incident, he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. As of this writing, he is "in surgery after receiving significant injuries," reports ABC7's Lyanne Melendez.

SFMTA warns riders to expect delays in the area.

We'll update this story as more information is available.

Update, 10/19, 8:54am:  The suspect was taken into custody at around 3:30pm yesterday, police officials reported. 

More details about the incident have come out: Tenderloin Station officers were conducting a firearms violation investigation, as they believed that the suspect in the vehicle had a firearm. 

Once the suspect became aware of the officers, he drove away and struck the officer on the bicycle. 

The officer is now out of surgery and in the intensive care unit.

Although an arrest was made, officials are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact SFPD via the department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, or text TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.


Latest in San Francisco

About 2 hours ago
San Francisco

San Francisco set to allow restaurants open at 50-percent capacity indoors in two weeks

San Francisco entered the state's "yellow" tier as of Tuesday, becoming the first Bay Area county to be in the lowest-level category for COVID. The positive move, as Mayor London Breed and Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax announced, isn't going to immediately impact many businesses.Read More

About 5 hours ago
San Francisco West Portal

This West Portal house wins SF Halloween 2020 with brilliant mask display

If you want to see San Francisco’s cleverest Halloween decoration display of 2020, a West Portal house really has you covered.Read More

Oct 19, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Undiscovered SF’s Sunday Street Markets Carry on in SoMa with COVID-19 safety protocols

Undiscovered SF's Sunday street markets continue to offer a COVID-19-safe weekend outdoor shopping experience in SF's SOMA Filipino cultural district, supporting small local businesses.Read More

Oct 19, 2020
San Francisco Inner Richmond

Supervisor Fewer unveils plan for 99-unit senior housing development at 4200 Geary

The project, now in the earliest stages of planning, is slated for a former funeral home at Geary and 6th Avenue in the Richmond.Read More