SFPD Makes Arrest in Bayview Attempted Homicide 21-076

On Thursday, March 18, 2021 at approximately 3:05 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Bayview Station responded to the area of Thomas Avenue and Quint Street for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with several witnesses who said they heard gunfire and observed two vehicles driving away at a high rate of speed. While on scene, dispatch advised officers that a shooting victim was privately transported to a local hospital. It was determined that the two incidents were connected. Officers responded to the hospital and located a 25-year-old male victim who was suffering from life-threatening injuries. A second victim, a 13-year-old male juvenile, was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. The juvenile was not struck by gunfire but was treated for non-life-threatening injuries as a result.

Investigators determined that the shooting at Thomas Avenue and Quint Street originated from a road rage incident at 3rd Street and Palou Avenue shortly before the shooting. Following the road rage incident, the suspect located the victims and, armed with an automatic rifle, fired several rounds at them while they were in their vehicle. The suspect ran to a waiting vehicle, being operated by a second suspect, got in and fled the scene.

Investigators from the SFPD Gang Task Force took over the investigation and developed information that led to the identity of the suspect, 24-year-old Evonta Bailey of San Francisco. On Wednesday March 31, 2021 Bailey was taken into custody on the 1400 block of San Leandro Boulevard in San Leandro. At the time of his arrest Bailey was wearing a court-ordered ankle monitor as a requirement of his federal probation for felon in possession of a firearm.

Bailey was later transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked on charges of attempted homicide (664/187 PC), assault with a deadly weapon (245(b) PC), assault with a firearm (245(a)(2) PC), negligent discharge of a firearm (246.3 PC), felon in possession of a firearm (29800(a)(1) PC) and possession of an assault weapon (30605 PC).

While an arrest has been made, this remains an active and ongoing 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. 

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