San Francisco Police Arrest Stabbing and Assault Suspect 21-194

On Tuesday, October 27, 2021, at approximately 12:16 p.m., an adult male approached an elderly 66-year-old female victim and pushed her to the ground on the 100 block of Mission St. A 31-year-old female witnessed the assault on the elderly victim believing that the suspect had robbed the elderly female, began following the suspect. It was later determined that the elderly female was not a victim of a robbery. When the 31-year-old victim confronted the suspect, he stabbed her multiple times and kicked her before fleeing. Shortly after the attack, a San Francisco Police officer was flagged down by a citizen regarding someone who was attacked at Mission and Steuart Streets. The officer located the 31-year-old female victim suffering from stab wounds on the 100 block of Mission St. The officer immediately rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene who transported the victim to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers were provided a description of the suspect who stabbed the victim. Additional officers who arrived on scene located the suspect in the vicinity of the stabbing. The officers attempted to detain the suspect, but he physically resisted them and caused injury to himself and an officer. The suspect and officer were transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and were medically treated.

Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect, a 27-year-old male, Javon Knighten. Through a computer query, it was discovered that Knighten also had an outstanding San Francisco arrest warrant. Knighten was booked at San Francisco County Jail for the felony charges of assault likely to produce great bodily injury (245 (a)(4) PC), assault with a deadly weapon(245(a)(1) PC), attempted homicide (664/187(a) PC), resisting arrest (148(a)(1) PC), and the outstanding warrant (Warrant # 815559, Violation Battery 242 PC, Bail $10,000) for attacks on two adults that occurred in the same district in February 2021.

While an arrest has been made this remains an open 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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