San Francisco police detained a man and a woman following a brief vehicle and foot pursuit after shots were fired in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Monday evening, a police spokeswoman said today.
Shots were fired around 6:45 p.m. about a block west of the Alice Griffith public housing complex located near Candlestick Park, according to San Francisco police Officer Grace Gatpandan.
She said a ShotSpotter device detected nine gunshots and that police were in the area when the shooting occurred.
No injuries were reported in connection with the shooting, but officers located shell casings in the 1200 block of Fitzgerald Avenue following the shooting.
Witnesses told police that that saw someone with a gun and that a suspect vehicle had fled the area following the shooting.
Witnesses described the suspect vehicle to officers. They located the suspect vehicle and attempted to pull it over, Gatpandan said.
When the driver failed to stop, officers pursued the vehicle, occupied by a female driver and a male passenger toward the Alice Griffith public housing complex.
The vehicle came to a stop and both the male and female occupants got out and attempted to run from officers.
Police detained both the driver and the passenger, Gatpandan said.
Officers arrested 23-year-old San Francisco resident Jamal Butler for resisting or delaying an officer and for violation of a court order, Gatpandan said.
The female driver of the vehicle, Jirrell Powell, 24, of San Francisco, was cited for resisting or delaying an officer as well as for reckless evading and driving without insurance, according to Gatpandan.
Gatpandan said five people were detained in the 2400 block of Griffith Street at the Alice Griffith public housing complex after witnesses told police that they were responsible for the shooting.
Officers detained the five people but released them at the scene, according to police.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News