SFPD Arrests Bayview Homicide Suspect 22-115(a)

On August 22, 2022, at approximately 7:32 a.m., San Francisco Police officers assigned to Bayview Station responded to the area of Wallace Avenue and Jennings Street regarding a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers met with responding medics and located a 48-year-old male victim with an apparent stab wound who was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner later determined that the victim died from a gunshot wound.   

The SFPD Homicide Detail responded to the scene and took over the investigation.   

During the course of the investigation, SFPD Homicide investigators and members of the Crime Gun Investigation Center (CGIC) identified the suspect as 52-year-old male, Dereck Ardis from San Francisco, and developed probable cause to obtain an arrest and search warrants. On Friday, October 7, 2022, at approximately 2:10 p.m. SFPD officers assigned to the Community Violence Reduction Team (CVRT) located Ardis on the 3500 block of 3rd St. and detained him without incident. During the arrest, Ardis, who is currently on federal probation, was in possession of a handgun loaded with a high-capacity magazine. Officers served the search warrants on the 800 block of Jamestown Ave. and the 300 block of North Access Rd., where they located and seized evidence relating to the investigation.   

Ardis was transported to San Francisco County Jail and was booked on two arrest warrants (San Francisco Warrant # 829273, Violation 187(a)PC, No Bail Amount; US Marshals Warrant # 231110070048, Federal Probation Violation, No Bail Amount).    

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open and 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.   

SFPD Case #220-564-315

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