SFPD Make Arrest in Ocean Avenue Aggravated Assault 18-018

Photo of evidence

On October 1, 2017 at approximately 9:41PM, officers from Taraval Police Station responded to a convenience store located on the 1000 block of Ocean Avenue regarding a battery.  Upon arrival, they located the victim, a 58 year-old, male, Burbank resident in the parking lot. The victim sustained serious injuries to his head and face. Aid was rendered to the victim and an ambulance was summoned.

During the course of their preliminary investigation, the officers learned that two unknown suspects approached the victim and punched him multiple times in the head. The victim was transported to the hospital and was admitted with life threatening injuries.  The victim has since been discharged from the hospital.

Through the course of an investigation, the SFPD Robbery Detail identified one of the suspects.  On January 16, 2018 the SFPD Gang Task Force served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence on the 300 block of San Leandro Way in San Francisco.  During that search warrant service, the investigators seized narcotics, firearms including a handgun, a shotgun, an AR-15 type rifle, and approximately $275,000 in US currency.

The 25 year-old suspect, Nicholas Adams was not home at the time of the search warrant. Adams surrendered himself at the Gang Task Force office on January 30, 2018. He was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for aggravated assault, battery causing serious bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of controlled substances while armed. Adams is known to be a member of a local Bay Area motorcycle gang.

Due to pending identification matters, Adams’ booking photo cannot be released at this time.  A photo of items seized during the search warrant accompanies this news release.

Members of the Gang Task Force are actively working to identify the outstanding suspect. Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411. You may remain anonymous.

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