Active Shooter/ Robbery Suspect at St. Luke's Hospital in Mission District Shot & Killed by Responding Officers

On November 11, 2015 at approximately 4:15 PM, San Francisco Police responded to a construction area at St. Luke’s Hospital on numerous reports of a person armed with multiple firearms. As officers arrived on scene they could hear shots being fired. As the officers came closer they saw the suspect standing atop of a construction elevator pointing a rifle at the hospital. The suspect then lowered the rifle and pointed down towards the officers. Not knowing of anyone being already injured or killed, and fearing for their own safety and the safety of other persons present, three officers fired at the suspect. The suspect was stuck and later succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s wearing white cover-all type clothing.

A protective sweep of the construction area was performed. No other suspects or victims were located. Very fortunately, there were no injuries to any officers, hospital staff, patients or contract employees.

There had been reports of a possible second gunman. There appears to be no merit to these reports. The suspect acted alone in this incident.

As the situation in San Francisco was unfolding, officers from the San Bruno Police Department contacted San Francisco Police to determine if the shooting suspect matched the description of a person wanted for a robbery that had occurred approximately thirty minutes before in their jurisdiction. San Bruno Police informed SFPD Inspectors that a suspect had committed a robbery at Big 5 Sporting Goods, taking a shot gun and ammunition from the store at gun point. The deceased gunman matches the description of the outstanding robbery suspect. San Francisco Police Inspectors confirmed that a pistol and the stolen shot gun similar to the one stolen in the robbery were in the deceased suspect’s possession.

San Francisco Police officers located the suspect vehicle at the scene.

This is an active and on-going investigation, which is being investigated by the SFPD Homicide Detail, the SFPD Internal Affairs Division, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office and the Office of Citizens Complaints. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the SFPD Homicide Unit at (415) 553-1145, the Anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.

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