San Francisco Police Officers Make Multiple Arrests in Connection with Shooting Investigations 20-052

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Officers simultaneously serve multiple search warrants across Northern California in connection with shootings.

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at approximately 2:19 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the unit block of Brookdale Avenue for a report of a shooting. Officers determined that multiple vehicles and homes were struck by gunfire. Fortunately no one was injured. Officers recovered over 30 spent shell casings fired from multiple firearms.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at approximately 1:00 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the unit block of Brookdale Avenue for a report of a shooting. Officers located a 25 year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Officers recovered over 50 spent shell casings fired from multiple firearms.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at approximately 3:17 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Taraval Station responded to the area of Jules and Ocean Avenues for a report of a shooting. Officers located a 50 year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers recovered over 40 spent shell casings fired from multiple firearms.

These incidents are part of a recent increase in gang-related shootings that have occurred in several neighborhoods in the City. The SFPD Gang Task Force worked with officers from the Patrol and Investigations Bureaus to develop leads an information. The investigation resulted in securing multiple search warrants in connection with the shootings.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with assistance from the SFPD, Sacramento and San Mateo County Tactical Units, GTF served search warrants in seven cities. The search warrants were served in San Francisco, South San Francisco, Vallejo, San Jose, Concord, Pittsburg and Sacramento. The search warrants resulted in the arrest of five suspects connected to the above listed shootings. Additionally, officers located and seized ten firearms and multiple rounds of ammunition of varying calibers. All items seized from the search warrants are being processed by the SFPD Crime Scene Investigations Unit.

All suspects were transported to San Francisco County Jail for booking. The suspects were identified as 19 year-old Joaquin Powell-Smith of Pittsburg, 25 year-old Dominic Logan of San Jose, 21 year-old Reco Maximo of Sacramento, 22 year-old Khejon Nelson of Concord and 22 year-old Rasace Fiapoto of Concord.

Powell-Smith was booked on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a firearm, probation violation and participation in a street gang. Logan was booked on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and participation in a street gang. Maximo was booked on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a firearm and participation in a street gang. Nelson was booked on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. Fiapoto was booked on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and probation violation.

Booking photos of the suspects accompany this news release.

While arrests have been made these remain open investigations. Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour 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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