San Francisco Police Interrupt Street Robbery
On May 13, 2012 at 10:41 PM, two San Francisco Police investigators were returning from an unrelated investigation. While driving through the intersection of Fremont and Mission Streets, they heard a woman scream and stopped to investigate. The officers saw the victim, a 24 year old San Francisco resident fleeing from the suspect, who was later identified as Derryck King, 39 of Hayward. The officers saw that King produced a handgun. One officer fired at King who dropped his gun and was taken into custody without further incident. There were no injuries. The subsequent investigation revealed that the officers interrupted a robbery. King had robbed the victim at gunpoint, throwing her on the ground and taking her purse. The victim struggled with King and regained possession of her purse before.
King was booked into San Francisco County Jail on charges of: robbery, criminal threats and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
This matter is under investigation by the SFPD Homicide Detail (which investigates officer involved shootings), the SFPD Internal Affairs Division, the San Francisco District Attorneys Office and the Office of Citizens Complaints.