sfpd_cityhall.jpgA man accused of firing a gun at San Francisco police officers near Gough and Ellis streets during a busy morning commute last month pleaded not guilty today to a number of charges including attempted murder.

Roselyndo Sicat, 38, was shot and wounded by officers after he allegedly fired at least one round at them shortly before 8 a.m. on June 29, police said.

The shooting happened after two plainclothes officers spotted Sicat as he was leaving a residential driveway in a four-door Honda, police said. He was wanted on a $75,000 warrant for felony vandalism and resisting arrest and was on active parole for a weapons violation.

The officers identified themselves as police and approached Sicat, who allegedly shot at them before being shot himself, according to police.

After he was shot, Sicat crashed into a parked car and the officers, who were not hit by the gunfire, took him into custody, police said.

Sicat was arraigned in San Francisco Superior Court this morning on charges of attempted murder of a police officer, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and one count of possession of a semiautomatic firearm. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

He is being held on $5 million bail and will return to court on Aug. 8 for a hearing on evidence in the case and whether his bail should be reduced.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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