Watch San Francisco Police Stop Suspect Toting Loaded Crossbow

June 4, 2024
San Francisco police officers used less-lethal beanbag rounds to take down a man in the city's Bayview District who was dressed in camouflage and walking around with a crossbow.

By Ida Mojadad

Source San Francisco Chronicle

A suspect detained during an officer-involved shooting last week was carrying a loaded crossbow in the Bayview District, San Francisco police revealed Friday.

San Francisco police responded to reports of a man dressed in camouflage-printed clothing walking around with an AK-47 just after 3 p.m. on May 23. Upon finding him near Jennings Street and Donner Avenue, officers realized the male suspect was carrying a crossbow instead.

Body-worn camera footage released during a town hall on Friday appears to show multiple responding officers giving the suspect multiple orders to drop the weapon, with warnings that they would shoot if he didn't comply. Within minutes of locating the suspect, two officers deployed beanbags and one officer fired his gun after the suspect began to raise both arms with the crossbow in hand.

The suspect was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries from the fired bean bags. He was not injured by gunshot, according to police.

Police located the crossbow loaded with a 15-inch bolt.

The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Yoshimar Zamora. The police officer who used the department-issued firearm was identified as Officer Jean-Michel M'Bouroukounda, who was named in a 2022 officer-involved shooting.

Because the incident is an officer-involved shooting, it triggers investigations by several law entities: The District Attorney's Office, the Department of Police Accountability, SFPD's Investigative Services Division and Internal Affairs Division.

No community members shared concerns or comments during the public comment period during the town hall.

The incident remains under investigation and the police ask anyone with information to contact them at 415-575-4444.


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