Tenderloin Station Officers Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect 20-078

On August 7, 2020, at approximately 9:13 AM, San Francisco Police officers from Tenderloin Station responded to the 400 block of Eddy Street regarding an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, they located the victim, a 75-year-old male San Francisco resident unconscious on the north sidewalk of Eddy Street, just west of Leavenworth. The victim was suffering from apparent trauma and was bleeding from his head. San Francisco Fire Department paramedics arrived and assumed care for the victim and transported him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of August 10th, he remains hospitalized in life-threatening condition.

Officers began an investigation that located witnesses and uncovered surveillance video of the incident. The officers learned that the suspect had walked up behind the victim and, in an unprovoked attack, struck him on his head knocking him to the ground. The suspect then struck the victim multiple times with the pipe before running away, eastbound on Eddy Street.

The suspect’s description was broadcasted over the police radio and a still photo taken from the surveillance video was circulated among officers. While conducting the investigation, officers located and seized evidence related to the case including what is believed to be the pipe used in the attack.

Later that day, at approximately 1:39 PM, Tenderloin Station officers detained a man matching the suspect description at McAllister and Hyde Streets. Through the course of an investigation, the man was identified as the suspect and arrested.

Peter Nobles, a 34-year-old Oakland resident was booked at Tenderloin Station for the following charges: aggravated assault [245(a)(1) PC], elder abuse [368(b)(1) PC], attempted murder [664/187 PC], battery resulting in serious bodily injury [243(d) PC], probation violation [1203.2(a)(1) PC], using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony [12022(b) PC], inflicting great bodily injury causing comatose, brain injury or paralysis [12022.7(b) PC], and inflicting great bodily injury on a victim over the age of 70 [12022.7)c) 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. You may remain anonymous.

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