Police report a 51-year-old man was killed on Saturday, April 9, at 9:39 p.m. when his vehicle was traveling southbound on Mission but pulled into oncoming traffic. The crash, police report, was possibly due to the driver having a medical emergency. The collision occurred on Mission Street between 18th and 19th streets. No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision.


At 6:44 p.m. on Friday, April 8, a man was found leaning against the door of a building on Mission Street between 16th and 17th streets, bleeding. Four men had reportedly attempted to rob the victim, and then stabbed him in the stomach with a knife. The man was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition, and no arrest was made.


A 30-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk on 15th and Valencia streets on Sunday at 3:25 a.m. when a man, estimated to be 30 years old, threw a brick at his head. The victim and suspect got into a physical fight, after which the victim went to Mission Station to report the incident. The victim suffered some bruising on his face. No arrest was made.

Three Robberies

A 55-year-old man and his friend, a man in his mid 20s, were walking near 18th and Mission streets on Friday at 7:20 p.m., when the younger man suddenly threw the victim to the ground and began punching him. A third person, for whom no description was available, split the pair up, but the younger man managed to take the victim’s wallet with cash in it and flee the scene on foot, evading arrest. The older man was left with pain in his head and a bloody nose and mouth, and was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

The next day at 9:10 p.m., a 29-year-old male ride share driver was looking for his customer when a man estimated to be 30-32 years old approached the car. The man punched the driver in the face and grabbed his cell phone, then fled the scene northbound on Shotwell Street. No arrest was made, and the victim suffered a cut lip but refused medical attention.

On Sunday, April 10, a 33-year-old man was walking on 19th and Dolores streets around 5 a.m. when a man in his mid-20s got out of a four-door sedan and demanded money while holding a handgun. The victim complied, and the suspect fled the scene with the victim’s cash and phone. No arrest was made, and the victim was uninjured.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.

Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.