On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at approximately 8:50 p.m., a 53-year-old Asian female victim entered Central Police Station to report she was a victim of an aggravated assault that had just occurred.
On September 20, 2022, at approximately 8:25 p.m., the victim was in the area of the 700 block of Jackson Street when she was shoved off of the sidewalk without provocation by an unknown suspect. The force knocked her off her feet and into a lane of traffic where her head struck the roadway. Officers summoned medics to the station and the victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators from the department’s General Work Detail located surveillance footage of the incident. Images of the suspect were shared amongst department members in order to identify and locate the suspect.
A Central Station Chinatown Footbeat Officer immediately recognized the suspect from prior contacts. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at approximately 5:16 p.m., the Officer located the male in the area of Portsmouth Square.
Central Station Officers detained the suspect, who was identified as 30-year-old Alejandro Garcia. Officers developed probable cause to arrest Garcia for the aforementioned aggravated assault.
Garcia was later transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked on a charge of aggravated assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.
While an arrest has been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.