The San Francisco district attorney just isn’t calling a man arrested in connection with a Father’s Day carjacking in crime-ridden San Francisco that spanned a few miles and left six people injured.
Brooke Jenkins just isn’t pressing charges against Lee Alexander Haywood, 33, who was arrested Wednesday in connection with the holdup.
Her workplace indicated the need to further examine what they consider a “sophisticated” capture and left it open that Haywood could face charges sooner or later.
“This is a complex investigation involving multiple crime scenes, numerous witnesses and important evidence to be analyzed,” she said.
“This type of investigation takes time and we are working with the SFPD to ensure they gather all the relevant evidence we need to evaluate this case and make the appropriate charging decisions.”
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins (pictured) has not charged the person arrested in connection with the Father’s Day two-vehicle crash in crime-ridden San Francisco that lasted several miles and left six people injured.
The shooting broke out along the Embarcadero – the city’s east bank – around 7pm local time last Sunday.
The people, who were driving a black SUV and a white sedan, began tailgating each other as they drove toward Pier 39, police said.
They ended up shooting and wounding two younger ladies who had been cycling all the way. One had to be hospitalized.
At least three others were injured by shards of glass hit by their bullets. Another woman was injured after being hit by one of the many cars in the shooting, police said.
The black SUV eventually stopped as the white sedan sped away, authorities said.
Police located and arrested Heywood, along with a 28-year-old girl who has not been identified.
Both are hospitalized with gunshot wounds, Haywood with life-threatening injuries. The girl has since been released, but Haywood remains hospitalized.
Haywood was charged with negligent discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle and carrying a concealed firearm.
The shooting broke out along the Embarcadero – the city’s east bank – at around 19:00 local time last Sunday.
The people, who were driving a black SUV and a white sedan, began grabbing at each other as they drove toward Pier 39, police said.
They ended up shooting and wounding two younger ladies who had been cycling all the way. One had to be hospitalized
The black SUV eventually stopped as the white sedan sped away, authorities said
Police found and arrested Heywood and a 28-year-old girl, who has not been identified
In addition, he had a separate outstanding warrant for alleged possession of cocaine in a separate area.
Jenkins said the “shocking” capture “must be thoroughly investigated to ensure we can bring those responsible to justice.”
As crime remains a pressing issue in San Francisco, violent crime has risen 5.5% in the past 12 months since he ousted former Chief Ches Budin as prosecutor. Messenger.
In response to the city’s drug and crime epidemic, Mayor London Breed this month launched a police crackdown on outdoor drug use.
The initiative quickly led to 45 arrests, but San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the arrest rate was a far greater shortcoming.
He noted that only three of those arrested have been San Francisco residents, proving that the city has become a hub for out-of-towners thanks to its soft crime.
“I’ve talked to people and asked them why they chose to do it here. I’ve gotten responses like, ‘drugs are cheap and readily available, and you have an environment where it’s allowed,'” he said at a police commission conference last Wednesday.
In the first five and a half months of 2023, the number of murders has increased by 9.5 percent, and robberies – by 13.2 percent. Total crime decreased by 5.1 percent.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed proposed the demolition of the abandoned Westfield mall as a solution to the city’s rampant drug and crime epidemic.
San Francisco’s Westfield mall could be razed to the ground as a result of the city’s out-of-control crime spree
The map shows the top companies that have left or plan to leave San Francisco in recent months. Westfield, which recently announced its exit, will be giving up its huge shopping center and several residents have already said they plan to follow suit.
An analysis of official figures and other studies suggests San Francisco could lose hundreds of millions of dollars from corporate outflows and the inability to recover from COVID.
The city has seen a mass exodus of businesses due to rampant crime in the city, with Westfield the latest to flee after it said it was forced to stop making mortgage payments due to the loss of business.
San Francisco’s Westfield mall is the best example of the city’s dramatic decline, where a once-bustling downtown is now a drug-infested wasteland.
In 2016, the property was valued at $1.2 billion, but the mall has suffered years of looting, lax policing and open-air drug use due to a steep decline.
The mall’s anchor tenant, Nordstrom, announced it was leaving the site in August. At the time, Westfield blamed “unsafe conditions” and “inadequacy against rampant criminal activity” for the departure.
When Nordstrom leaves the mall, it is only 55% leased.