San Francisco Police Arrest Tenderloin Shooting Suspect 21-177

On Tuesday September 14, 2021, at approximately 9:37 p.m., officers from the SFPD Narcotics Unit were conducting operations in the area of Jones Street and Golden Gate Avenue when they heard several gunshots nearby. The officers broadcast the shooting over their radios and officers from Tenderloin Station responded to the scene and located a 37-year-old male victim suffering from gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

Narcotics officers observed two male subjects walking on Golden Gate Avenue away from the shooting. Believing that the two subjects may be involved in the incident, officers activated their lights and sirens and attempted to stop the subjects for further investigation. One subject stopped and surrendered to the police. That subject was later released pending further investigation. The shooting suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Lawrence Brussard of San Francisco, attempted to flee on foot. The officers chased Brussard on foot and caught up to him on the 400 block of Larkin Street where they successfully took him into custody.

Investigators from the SFPD Night Investigations Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. The investigators developed information that connected Brussard with the shooting. Brussard was transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked on charges of assault with a firearm (245(a)(2) PC), shooting into an inhabited dwelling (246 PC), possession of a firearm in violation of a court order (29825(a) PC), carrying a loaded firearm in public (29850(a) PC), carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony (25800(a) PC), carrying a concealed weapon (25400(a)(2) PC), and committing a felony while on bail or O.R. release.

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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