SFPD Arrests Tenderloin District Homicide Suspect 23-116(a)

On September 16, 2023, at approximately 9:00 p.m., San Francisco Police officers from Tenderloin District responded to Charles J Brenham Place and McAllister Street regarding a shooting that occurred on the unit block of Jones Street. An SFPD officer arrived on scene and observed a male victim collapse in front of their patrol vehicle.  The officer determined the victim had a gunshot wound, rendered aid, and summoned medics to the scene who transported the victim to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite the lifesaving efforts of hospital medical staff, the 34-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Another adult male victim was located and was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  

Tenderloin officers secured the crime scene and gathered possible evidence at the earliest opportunity. The SFPD Homicide Detail is leading the investigation. Through the course of the investigation, investigators identified the suspect as 42-year-old male Milton Thomas of San Francisco.  

On September 19, 2023, at approximately 1:50 p.m., SFPD officers and investigators located Thomas on the 2200 block of Powell Street and placed him under arrest. Investigators developed probable cause to arrest Thomas for the felony charges of homicide (187(a) PC), causing death in the commission of a crime (12022.53(d) PC), carrying a concealed firearm (25400 (a)(2) PC), and assault causing great bodily injury (245 (a)(4) PC).  

While an arrest has been made, this incident remains an open and active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.    

SFPD CASE# 230-666-741 

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