San Francisco Police Arrest Suspect in Aggravated Assault on an Elderly Victim 21-108

On May 14, 2021, at approximately 7:03 a.m. San Francisco Police officers responded to the Embarcadero Waterfront on report of an 73-year-old woman who was walking and abruptly knocked down by a suspect. The suspect was seen sprinting away from the scene, leaving the elderly woman unconscious on the sidewalk and bleeding from her head. Witnesses came to the victim’s aid, and she was ultimately transported to the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH). Medical staff later advised police the victim suffered a concussion, several cracked ribs, and significant bruising from the incident.

Witnesses provided police with a suspect description, including the suspect wearing distinct athletic attire. Police were also able to obtain video evidence depicting the suspect intentionally running towards the victim and knocking her to the ground.

Members from SFPD’s Central Station Investigations Team sent out a crime bulletin to department members including videos and photos of the suspect.

On May 25, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m. an off-duty San Francisco Police officer was jogging along the Embarcadero Waterfront and saw an individual who matched the suspect description and was also wearing a similar outfit shown in the crime bulletin’s photo. Upon confirming the individual’s identity, police released him pending further investigation. Shortly after, SFPD investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect.

On June 1, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m. SFPD officers working the San Francisco Giants baseball game recognized the suspect from the crime bulletin, which was updated to advise officers there was an active warrant for his arrest.

Toure Clark, a 34-year-old San Francisco resident, was arrested without incident. Clark was booked into San Francisco County Jail on three felony charges of battery with serious bodily injury (243(d) PC), aggravated assault causing great bodily injury (245(a)(4) PC), and elder abuse causing great bodily injury (368(b)(1) PC).

While an arrest has been made, this incident remains an open and active investigation. Central Station Investigators also believe there may be other similar, yet unreported incidents like this assault. Anyone with information on similar incidents is encouraged to contact Sgt. Ly at Central Station at (415) 315-2410. All other tips can be sent to the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

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