Auto Burglary Investigation Leads to an Officer Involved Shooting in San Francisco

Provided by San Francisco Police

Two East Contra Costa County residents were arrested by San Francisco Police after an auto burglary resulted in a pursuit and officer involved shooting.

Hershel Hale, 21 of Antioch, and Maurice Jones, a 23 year-old of Brentwood, were arrested according to San Francisco Police.

On May 11, 2018 at approximately 12:59 AM, uniformed San Francisco Police officers in a marked police car were investigating an auto burglary near Steiner Street and Geary Boulevard.

One suspect was detained at that location and the second suspect fled on foot to the area of O’Farrell and Webster Streets where he entered a parked vehicle. The suspect fled in the vehicle, a white Hyundai sedan. On the 1500 block of O’Farrell Street a series of events occurred including collisions between the suspect vehicle and two marked SFPD radio cars and an officer involved shooting.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was pursued to the area of Polk and McAllister Streets where it stopped inside Civic Center Plaza. The suspect driver was taken into custody.

No one was struck by gunfire in this incident. The suspect driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An officer that was injured in the O’Farrell Street incident was treated and released at the scene.

  • Hershel Hale, a 21 year-old male, Antioch, California resident was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Burglary (2nd Degree), Assault with Deadly Weapon (not a firearm), Evading Police Officer, Conspiracy, and Hit and Run leading to injury.
  • Maurice Jones, a 23 year-old male, Brentwood, California resident was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Burglary (2nd Degree), and Conspiracy.

Separate investigations are being conducted by the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail, the SFPD Internal Affairs Division, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Independent Investigations Bureau and the Department of Police Accountability.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.



  1. Let me guess, they were arrested because they were black male adults? Oh wait, maybe those black male adults were committing a crime. Now if one or both of them were killed by law enforcement then there would be protests that black lives matter. Go figure. Nick, Simonpure and Captain, where are you at?

    • Actually, the protests are when INNOCENT black men and women are shot dead or abused by police. HUGE difference. Just be genuinely racist and say your comment and leave.

        • It’s right to shoot someone when they run??? You’re a disgrace Nick and thankfully not a law enforcement officer.


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