SFPD Makes Arrest in Central District Shooting 23-071
The incident resulted in several injuries, including two juveniles and the suspect being shot multiple times.
On Sunday, June 18, 2023, at approximately 7:12 P.M., San Francisco Police officers from Southern and Central Stations responded to multiple locations in the Southern and Central Police Districts for a report of a shooting that resulted in multiple vehicle collisions. Officers found three crime scenes at the following locations: Beach and Stockton Streets, The Embarcadero and Kearny Street, and The Embarcadero and Howard Street.
SFPD officers responded to the area of Beach and Stockton Streets when they received several reports that the occupants of a white sedan and the occupants of a black SUV were exchanging gunfire as they were traveling eastbound on Beach Street. The suspects continued to exchange gunfire as they drove through several city streets.
Two uninvolved victim vehicles were struck by gunfire in the area of Beach and Stockton Streets. A 48-year-old male victim inside one of the vehicles sustained non-life-threatening injuries when he was struck by broken glass that was shattered as a result of the gunfire. A 34-year-old female victim inside another one of the vehicles sustained non-life-threatening injuries when she was struck by bullet fragments and broken glass. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The vehicles continued to drive south on The Embarcadero. In the intersection of The Embarcadero and Kearny Street, the white sedan struck a 10-year-old female victim, and the black SUV struck a 16-year-old victim, both of whom were crossing The Embarcadero. The 10-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 16-year-old was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.
Both suspect vehicles continued south on The Embarcadero. At the intersection of The Embarcadero and Howard Street, the black SUV collided with a fixed object and came to a rest. The white sedan fled the scene. Officers detained the two occupants of the black SUV. The occupants were a 28-year-old female, and 23-year-old Lee Haywood of Pittsburg, CA. Haywood and the female were both struck by gunfire during the incident, and both were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Haywood is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries. The female was treated and later released for non-life-threatening injuries.
During the subsequent investigation officers located a semi-automatic firearm and several spent shell casings inside the black SUV. Investigators developed information to place Haywood under arrest in connection with the incident. Haywood was later booked and charged with negligent discharge of a firearm (246.3(a) PC), wanted felon in possession of a firearm (29800(a)(3) PC), carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle (25850(a) PC), carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle (25400(a)(1) PC), and carrying a concealed firearm (25400(a)(2) PC). Haywood was also booked on an outstanding warrant out of Antioch.
While one arrest has been made, this remains an open and active 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. You may remain anonymous.
SFPD Case: 230-420-478