SFPD Make Arrest in PRIDE Weekend Shooting

On June 27, 2015 at approximately 6:00 PM, Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of United Nations Plaza. Officers detained several possible suspects who were located on Market Street. The incident is believed to have started when several groups of men, unrelated to the PRIDE event, engaged in a verbal argument near the venue. An innocent bystander who attended the PRIDE event was shot in the arm during the shooting and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where he was later released with non-life threatening injuries.

The San Francisco Police Department's Gang Task Force Unit followed investigative leads and identified the suspect responsible as Joshua Spencer, a 19 year old San Francisco resident. Spencer was subsequently arrested on Wednesday, 07/02/15 at 12:00 PM in the city of Vallejo. Spencer was then transported to the San Francisco Gang Task Force Unit for further investigation.

Later on that same afternoon at approximately 2:30 PM, Spencer was booked at San Francisco County Jail two counts of Attempted Murder, Discharging a Firearm in Public, and Possession of an unregistered Firearm. The arrest was made less than 5 days after the crime took place.

The San Francisco Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance and encourage anyone with further information to call SFPD's Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.

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