On the early evening of Friday, March 27th, Bayview officers responded to a call about a stabbing incident near the 300 block of Wayland Street, a block from the Portola Branch Library, ER Taylor Elementary School, and Martin Luther King Middle School.
Near the scene, a witness provided a description and pointed out the direction in which the two assailants had fled. Police located the victim, a 66-year-old man with stab wounds to the chest and abdomen. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.
Officers obtained more witness statements at the crime scene. A short time later, they were able to locate two suspects, in separate locations, matching the descriptions given by witnesses. Each suspect had blood evidence on his person, according to information released by the department. During an interview with an inspector, one suspect admitted to robbing the victim with his accomplice. Both suspects were arrested on attempted homicide, robbery, and conspiracy charges.
Crime Voice later learned from a public information officer that one suspect was 17-years-old, so his name was not made available. The other suspect is 18-year-old Deandre Gippson of San Francisco. It was also learned that an additional charge for elder abuse was added due to the victim’s age. According to an SF Examiner article about the case, the victim’s condition has stabilized.