Police said today they “have no conclusive evidence” as to who shot Officer Adam Shaw on Saturday afternoon because the bullet that went through his left arm has not been found.
Jeffrey Ruano, a 50-year-old San Francisco resident, who was arrested Sunday morning in connection with the shooting, was found with a 38-caliber cartridge in his pocket and charged with possession of ammunition.
At this point, there is no physical evidence tying Ruano to the Saturday shooting. No firearm was found on the suspect at the time he was arrested.
Asked if Shaw’s partner could have fired on Shaw by accident, Officer Albie Esparza said investigators have no evidence of that because they have no bullet. “It was a through and through,” Esparza said, referring to the shot that hit Shaw in the left arm and continued on.
San Francisco police officers are issued 40-caliber cartridges for their department-issued firearms.
“The bullet that struck Officer Shaw has not been recovered,” the press release stated. “Without recovering that bullet, it will be difficult to determine which firearm discharged that specific bullet. At this point in our investigation, we can only confirm that officer Shaw’s partner discharged his firearm.”
“At this point in the investigation, we can’t say conclusively who shot Officer Shaw,” the press release issued today stated. “This is still an ongoing and active investigation.”
Meanwhile Officer Shaw is recovering and in good spirits at San Francisco General Hospital and investigators will be interviewing him sometime today, according to police.