San Francisco Carjackers Ram Patrol Car
According to information released by the San Francisco Police department, on Wednesday, March 25th, officers patrolling the area of Bayshore Boulevard and Jerrold Avenue spotted a vehicle matching the description and license plate from a carjacking reported earlier on Shakespeare Street, in the Taraval district.
The suspects in the carjacking were said to be armed, so the officers approached the vehicle cautiously while it was stopped at an intersection. Upon seeing the officers, the driver revved the engine and accelerated in their direction. The officers were able to move out of the way, but the suspect hit their patrol car and skidded it along the road. The suspect then made a U-turn and took off.
The officers were able to get back into their banged up car and chase the suspects, who later abandoned the stolen vehicle and fled on foot. Officers observed the suspects ducking behind a parked vehicle before sprinting away. They also observed one of the suspects dropping a bag in their wake.
With the assistance of back up units, officers were able to apprehend both suspects. They also located the bag that was dropped during the chase, which revealed a camera that had been stolen during the original robbery. Returning to the parked vehicle where the suspects had momentarily ducked, officers found a 9 mm handgun jammed up into the tire well.
18-year-old Zejon Washington was arrested for carjacking, aggravated assault, weapons violations, and conspiracy charges. The accomplice was also charged, but because he was under 18-years-old, his name was not released.