SFPD Makes Arrest in Central District Aggravated Assault 21-080

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at approximately 3:35 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Central Station responded to the area of Broadway and Montgomery Street for a report of an aggravated assault. Officers arrived and located a 65-year-old Asian male victim lying on the ground. Officer rendered medical aid and summoned medics to the scene. Officers spoke with the victim’s wife, a 57-year-old Asian female, who told them that they had just parked and exited their vehicle when they were approached by an unknown male suspect. The suspect approached the female victim and spit at her. The victim said that the suspect said something to her, but due to a language barrier, she did not know what he said. The suspect then punched the victim’s husband, which caused him to fall to the ground, hit his head, and lose consciousness. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators from the Central Station Investigations Team developed information that led to the identity of the suspect, 41-year-old Dewayne Kemp of San Francisco. On April 8, 2021, officers located Kemp on the 300 block of Broadway. Kemp was taken into custody without incident.

Kemp was later transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on charges of assault likely to create great bodily injury (245(a)(4) PC), battery causing serious bodily injury (243(d) PC), elder abuse (368(b)(1) PC), and a felony enhancement (12022.7(a) PC).

While an arrest has been made, these remain open investigations. 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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