Bayview Crime: $100K Cold Case Reward, Road Rage Stabbing, Muni Shooting, More

Palou Avenue between Newhall and 3rd streets. | Photo: Meaghan M. Mitchell/Hoodline
By Meaghan M. Mitchell - Published on November 10, 2017.

Here’s a look at recently reported crimes from SFPD's Bayview District, which includes Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Portola, Bayview and Hunters Point.

Unless otherwise noted, all information comes from the department's daily crime recaps.

$100K reward In 2010 cold case homicide

On November 7th, police announced a $100,000 reward for information that would to the suspects responsible for the 2010 murder of Huan Zhou Chen, 83.

Chen was attacked on January 24, 2010 by six suspects as he got off the T-line at 3rd and Oakdale. Here's our full story.

Shots fired into oncoming traffic

Also on November 7th, a man fired a handgun into traffic at approximately 2:38pm on the 2000 block of San Bruno Avenue in the Portola district.

According to police, a round struck the windshield of a car belonging to a 37-year-old man, who was not injured. The shooter fled the scene in a car driven by another suspect.

Two suspects shoot man sitting in vehicle

On November 6th, a 23-year-old man was shot by two suspects who approached him while he was sitting in a vehicle at Revere Avenue and Hawes Street at 3:11pm. The victim received life-threatening wounds.

Here's our account of the incident.

Gunfire investigation leads to 19-year-old victim

On October 29th at 12:53pm, police responded to a Shot Spotter activation at the intersection of Third Street and Palou Avenue. Upon their arrival, they discovered a 19-year-old man who had been shot. He was transferred to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Woman struck by bullet while parking her car

On October 28th at 2:26am on the unit block of Northridge, a 21-year-old woman was transported to a hospital after she was shot while parking her car on Ingalls Avenue.

The suspect, who was driving a car, fled eastbound on Northridge.

Road rage altercation leads to stabbing

On October 27th at 7:30pm at the corner of Bayshore and Alemany Boulevard, a 44-year-old woman pulled over her vehicle after getting into a verbal altercation three women in another car.

As the argument escalated, the victim struck the driver and was stabbed by one of the other two suspects. The three women immediately fled in the scene in an unknown direction. 

Cars damaged by gunfire

At 11:39am near Dwight and Girard Streets on October 26th, police received several calls of gunshots. Video surveillance indicated that two cars were in the intersection when shots were fired, but it’s unknown which vehicle contained the shooter.

Police found bullet casings, but no victims or witnesses.

Woman phones relative to confirm hot prowl in progress

On October 18th at 3:09pm, a 64-year-old woman was in her basement when she heard noises upstairs. She called a relative who lives within view of her house, and asked them to take a look.

The relative said the front door was open, but did not see a suspect. When police responded, they confirmed that the house had been rummaged through. The victim reported that a tablet and cell phone were missing.

Four armed suspects steal cameras at gunpoint

On October 18th at 5:50pm on the corner of Third and Davidson Streets, a 30-year-old man was loading cameras into his van when he was approached by four men in their mid-twenties.

Brandishing a gun, one suspect demanded the bag containing the cameras; after the victim complied, the suspects fled the scene on foot.

Shots fired into Dogpatch building

On October 17th at 8:45pm, police responded to a report of several gunshots fired into a building located at 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. No one was injured, and no suspects were arrested.

Teen altercation on Muni leads to gunfire

On October 17th at 9:53 am on at the intersection of Newhall Street and LaSalle Avenue, a 14-year-old boy on a Muni bus was confronted by a 16-year-old boy.

As both exited the bus at a stop, the 16-year-old fired shots at the victim, who fled the scene. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for an ankle injury and minor cuts on his head. The suspect was not arrested.

Here’s why we usually don’t include suspect descriptions in crime reports.

Bayview Station holds a community meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 201 Williams Ave. The next meeting is December 5th. 

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