SFPD Statement on Arrest of Bayview District Homicide Suspect 19-048

The San Francisco Police Department would like to extend our thoughts and prayers today to the Douglas County Sheriff's deputy who suffered a gunshot wound Friday evening while apprehending homicide suspect Stefon Jefferson.  We wish the deputy a fast and speedy recovery. 

The San Francisco Police Department would like to thank the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department for their quick and decisive action in apprehending Jefferson.  We would also like to thank the Oakland Police Department, University of California Police Department and the Berkeley Police Department for working closely with SFPD to bring a rapid and safe conclusion to this multi-jurisdictional effort. 

Jefferson will remain in Douglas County where he will face criminal charges including attempted murder of a police officer.  In the meantime, the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail will continue its investigation into the homicide that occurred on the 1100 block of Donner Avenue in San Francisco's Bayview District on Friday April 26, 2019.  SFPD will continue to work with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department to bring Jefferson back to San Francisco at the appropriate time.