San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr will be holding a community meeting today to discuss Wednesday’s officer-involved shooting on Gough Street that injured a wanted parolee.
The meeting is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Northern Police Station at 1125 Fillmore St.
On Wednesday morning, police shot and wounded 38-year-old Roselyndo Sicat, who was wanted on a $75,000 warrant for felony vandalism and resisting arrest and was on active parole for a weapons violation.
The shooting occurred just before 8 a.m. after two plainclothes officers spotted Sicat leaving a residential driveway near the corner of Gough and Ellis streets in a four-door Honda, police said.
The officers identified themselves as police and approached Sicat, who allegedly fired at least one round at the officers, according to police. They returned fire, striking him.
After he was shot, Sicat crashed into a car parked nearby.
The officers, who were not injured, took Sicat into custody and he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, police said.
A search of the Honda turned up an assault rifle and a handgun, according to police.
Investigators believe Sicat had fired the assault rifle last week but police haven’t released details about that shooting.
In accordance with department policy, the officers who shot Sicat have been placed on paid administrative leave as Wednesday’s shooting is investigated, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
The officer-involved shooting is the Police Department’s second in the past month.
On June 7, officers fatally shot a suspected bank robber near Buena Vista Park after he allegedly tried to run them over with his car.
For more information about today’s community meeting, contact the department’s community relations unit by phone at (415) 734-3280 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News