Three suspects involved in the triple shooting that occurred in the Mission on May 28 have pled not guilty to three counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm and one count of attempted robbery.
Jason Whittenburg, 30, was driving the vehicle in which the suspects fled the scene, said Alex Bastian, a spokesperson at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Whittenburg was additionally charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer and for felony evading arrest. Whittenburg allegedly backed his vehicle into a police patrol car, injuring an officer during the ordeal.
The shootings occurred near 16th and Mission streets at about 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, police said. A 46-year-old man was shot in the torso and suffered a life-threatening injury, and a 40-year-old man and 47-year-old man each suffered gunshot wounds to the legs that were not life-threatening.
The suspects drove into the area, exited their vehicle, and then approached the three victims and shot them, Bastian said. The shooters fled the area in a black Mercedes station wagon.
Police officers located the vehicle with the suspects at Gilman Ave and 3rd Street in the Bayview. The driver did not stop, and police pursued the vehicle. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle collided with parked cars.
Larry Carr, 34, was charged with additional firearm offenses. The third suspect is George Vickers, 33.
The three suspects were held on Thursday with $1 million bail each. They are scheduled to appear in court June 20 for a status update.