Asian Couple Assaulted in San Francisco, Suspect Arrested

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San Francisco police arrested a 41-year-old man who allegedly assaulted an Asian American couple in North Beach on April 4, leaving a 65-year-old man unconscious who had to be transported to the hospital with a head injury.

Police said they booked the suspect, identified as Dewayne Kemp, into county jail on charges of assault likely to create great bodily injury, battery causing serious bodily injury, elder abuse, and a felony enhancement.

Unprovoked Attack

Authorities said the victims were attacked in the area of Broadway and Montgomery Street. Police officers who responded to the scene investigated reports of an aggravated assault. They then discovered the 65-year-old victim on the ground. The individual was immediately transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers were able to interview the victim’s wife, a 57-year-old Asian woman. She said they had just finished parking their vehicle when they got out and got attacked. The female said the male suspect approached her and spat on her. She also said the suspect tried to tell her something but she was not able to understand it.

The suspect then turned away from the woman, look at her husband, and punched him, forcing the victim to the ground. He hit his head as he fell, resulting in him losing consciousness. At that moment, the suspect fled the scene of the crime by running away, CBS Local reported.

Officers conducted a follow-up investigation which led them to Kemp. Police found the suspect on the 300 block of Broadway on April 8 and immediately took him into custody. While Kemp was arrested, police are continuing investigations.

Danielle Joyce Ong

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