Boy, 15, shot to death in SoMa; suspect flees and hits pedestrian, cars

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Police reports said a boy, 15, was shot close to the Seventh and Mission streets in San Francisco on Sunday.

The suspect was identified as Bernard Hayes, 41, of San Francisco, who allegedly initiated a chase against law enforcement officers around the city, a press release from the SFPD said.

Officers at about 6:20 p.m. on Sunday were notified of the crime in the South of Mission neighborhood. They came and found the unidentified victim sustaining gunshot wounds. They brought him to a hospital but he lost his life to injuries.  

Police reported that Tenderloin officials heard a gunshot and spotted a white sedan rushing towards north on Seventh Street. They flagged down the car but it went on high speed west along McAllister.

The fleeing car was then reported to have hit a 40-year-old male pedestrian in the McAllister and Hyde streets crosswalk. The victim was brought to the hospital after sustaining injuries.

Furthermore, the suspect also collided with vehicles at 10th and Mission streets and 10th in Harrison streets.

Police said that 20 minutes after the shooting, a white car sedan collision near 20th and Vermont street was reported at about 6:45 p.m.. The vehicle’s driver escaped by foot, officers said.

The suspect was later found in the foliage of Highway 101’s embankment before he fled north on the freeway’s side and braved the traffic to land at the center median.

Police said that they ran after the suspect on foot until he yielded and was brought to custody.

Multiple charges were filed against Hayes including robbery, murder, carrying a loaded firearm, driving on a suspended license and felony hit and run, SFGate reported.

The SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444 and Text a Tip at TIP411 are open to receive any information connected to the incident.