Photo by Lauren Smiley

Two shopkeepers were stabbed by a purported shoplifter outside of a market at 24th and Alabama streets on Thursday evening.

A scuffle left all three with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Around 7:14 p.m., police officers arrived at the scene and found two victims, a 54-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, suffering from multiple stab wounds, said San Francisco Police Department spokesman Officer Adam Lobsinger. 

Officers also found Jose Jimenez, 23, being “detained” by one of the victims and a bystander. After a preliminary investigation, police determined that Jimenez allegedly took several items from the market without paying, and when the two employees confronted him, Jimenez allegedly produced a knife and a “physical altercation ensued,” Lobsinger said. 

Bystanders and an employee were able to subdue Jimenez until the police arrived. The two store employees and Jimenez were transported to the hospital. 

Jimenez was subsequently taken to San Francisco County Jail, where he was booked on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, probation violation, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs for sale, Lobsinger said. 

“While an arrest has been made, this remains an active and ongoing investigation,” Lobsinger said. Police are asking anyone with information to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

Julian Mark

Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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    1. Mark — 

      We generally have a policy here of often not publishing comments that add nothing to the discussion or are just plain stupid. But I’ll publish it this time in order to let you know.

      1. how does that comment add nothing to the discussion? If we have a DA that follows a specific approach… and that approach has consequences that impact the quality of life for working people, then why is is unwelcome to bring it up? It’s a complicated issue, but pretending like Boudin’s approach has no potential downside is ridiculous. I see the value of deleting trolls from the discourse, but should comments from the public be subject to editorial opinion?

        1. It adds nothing because it makes a assertion without any facts. Nobody knows how the DA will handle this particular arrest. And it gives no acknowledgement the other important decision maker, the judge.

      2. Joe, I don’t always agree with you but this is a fantastic response and love what you all at ML do.

  1. What – no charge for violating the SIP order? Stealing is not an essential activity. Was he even wearing a face mask? Or practicing social distancing?

  2. Glad the community stepped in and helped catch the guy. Julian, it would be interesting to follow up on this case to see how Boudin handles it, and to see if the charges are dropped, or not filed at all

  3. “Better let me handle this one, Boy Wonder”

    (TV Bruce Wayne when first encountering Bat Woman in tights)

    You be besieged by small campaign (maybe one, two) aimed at getting
    in the way of your journalistic pursuits.

    When did they appear?


    When your readers suggested a campaign to lobby Richard Blum and
    his buddies to stop investing Pension Fund billions into outfits like …


    Chesa’s just a freebie they’re throwing in.

    What really bothers them is that you’ve begun the process of hosing
    the mud from the roots to reveal folks like Blum.

    Who is, coincidentally, in the headlines today for insider trading on
    Feinstein’s behalf.

    Stay after the Blum connections.

    Try Googling ‘Smart Carte’ and how Dianne got Dick over a thousand
    concessions in U.S. airports which he promptly bankrupted and passed
    the assets to his personally chosen ‘trustees’ and everyone else lost
    their ass.


    Take out substantial life insurance.

    Yeah, you’re onto something here.

    Oddly, how much they fear you will be reflected on how much they
    respond on your site under a variety of handles.

    Gascon for DA in LA!

    Looks like we might get some kind of baseball in 4th of July?


    1. ….well, whatever u wish to call it, it’s purr semantics and the fact is that he probably robbed out of the necessity and hunter of eating something otherwise why take all the risk it implies. “Robbery” is an institution of political society except it’s not classified as robbery if the government or the ruling classes they represent do it. Aren’t taxes and fees that support useless bureaucrats, robbery? Of course they are! And the reality the rich and government constantly rob us poor justifiés thé expropriation of robbing those who rob us. I think in this cas= it was just a guy that was fuct up, hungry and frustrated or something but it’s also important to recognize that there SOME markets in the mission that have scumbag owners and should be boycotted.

  4. Having lived in the Mission for over 15 years, it is clear that the city leaders and their apologizers don’t care about quality of life issues for working people. If you had a crap childhood not in SF (gasp! someone who moved somewhere—the audacity!), worked hard, put yourself through college, and now have a job…and care about crime not occurring in your neighborhood you are just another privileged gentrifying person that doesn’t understand addiction and poverty. Sure. I came from poverty. Most of my friends and relatives are dead or in prison. Everyone has choices. Including city leaders to protect their citizens.

  5. Any follow-up on this story? Is he still in jail? Did DA decline to file charges? What happened?

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