San Francisco Police Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect 21-092(a)

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Community member recognized suspect from SFPD crime alert and notified police.

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m., San Francisco Police officers from Central Station were flagged down on the 200 block of Powell Street regarding an aggravated assault. Officers located a 34-year-old male victim stabbed in the face. Officers rendered medical aid and summoned medics to the scene. Witnesses told officers that the suspect approached the victim and asked for money. The victim told the suspect he did not have any money. The suspect began yelling, produced a knife and cut the victim on his face. The suspect immediately fled the scene on foot. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The SFPD disseminated a crime alert bulletin to police officers and the general public.

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at approximately 7:35 P.m., San Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the area of Alemany Boulevard and Justin Drive for a report of a subject matching the description of the suspect in the aggravated assault standing near a bus stop. Officers arrived on the scene and located the suspect who was identified as 38-year-old Ryan Baker with no listed address. Baker was taken into custody without incident. Officers met with the 9-1-1 caller who told them that he had viewed the crime bulletin on the SFPD Facebook page and recognized the suspect. The caller maintained visual contact of the suspect and stayed on the phone with dispatch until police arrived.

Baker was transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of attempted murder (664/187 PC), assault with a deadly weapon (245(a)(1) PC, aggravated battery with serious bodily injury (243(d) PC), aggravated mayhem (205 PC), great bodily injury enhancement (12022.7 PC), and probation violation (1203.2 PC).

While an arrest has been made this remains an open investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the SFPD via the SFPD 24-hour-tip line at 1-415-575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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