San Francisco Police Arrest Burglary Suspect 21-136

On July 6, 2021, at approximately 10:20 am, SFPD officers responded to the 1600 block of Folsom Street regarding a hot prowl burglary in progress. While they were en route, dispatchers advised officers that shots had been fired at the location.

Upon arrival, officers detained Danny Babineaux, male, 37, San Francisco in a ground-floor restaurant.

The investigation revealed that the victim, a 66-year-old male, heard noises coming from the kitchen of his apartment, which is located on the second floor. He went to his kitchen and encountered Babineaux who was climbing through the kitchen window. The victim told officers he feared for his safety, retrieved a handgun, and returned to the kitchen. According to the victim, Babineaux was now inside the kitchen, attempted to leave by a rear door but then turned towards the victim. The victim discharged the firearm, but Babineaux was not struck by gunfire.

Babineaux fled downstairs to a common area between a restaurant and the apartments. The victim told him to stop. Babineaux complied and the victim watched him until police arrived.

Babineaux was booked at SF County Jail for burglary (459 1st degree) and burglary (459 PC 2nd degree).

While an arrest has been made, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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