June 11, 2007
San Francisco Police arrested six suspects in a shooting incident that occurred early Sunday, June 10, outside of the Fanatics Sports Bar at 601 Cesar Chavez at about 12:30 A.M. In this incident, police responded to reports of gunfire in front of the bar.
Upon arrival at the scene, witnesses told officers that gunfire had come from a parked 2001 Nissan SUV. As officers proceeded to investigate, they observed gunfire coming from the occupants of a nearby 1998 Jaguar. Police arrested a total of six suspects, three from each vehicle. All of the suspects reside outside of San Francisco.
The arrested occupants of the Jaguar were Jeremy Ward, Nicholas Westley, and Delvonne Howard. All are 19 years old and from Oakland. In addition to charges of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm, Ward and Westley were charged with discharging a firearm. A search of the vehicle revealed a handgun under the front passenger seat. Police also found ammunition, a knife and an air gun.
The arrested occupants of the Nissan were Jesus Ramirez, 21, of San Jose; Andre Simon, 29, of San Jose; and Jeff Phillips, 35, of Sunnyvale. All three were charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm. Simon and Phillips were also on parole. Police recovered a handgun inside the vehicle. Police recovered a total of seven firearms from the scene.
In the melee, a 20-year-old San Francisco man was shot and treated at SFGH with non-life-threatening injuries.
The guns seized will be on view for the media this afternoon, Monday, at 3:15 in the Public Affairs Office. Inspector Mikail Ali will be available to answer questions.
For more information, please contact SFPD Public Affairs, 553-1651.
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103