Suspect in the deadly 7-11 attack identified

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A 77-year-old man was killed in an attack at a San Francisco store on Tuesday morning.

According to Chief Raj Vaswani, SFPD’s initial reports misstated the man’s age and clarified that the victim was Richard Owens, 77. He was attacked at a 7-11 on Bayshore Boulevard. 

The incident happened before 6:30 a.m. at a store on Bayshore Boulevard and Arleta Avenue. Vaswani said the suspect began to attack people at the store. Officers arrived and located several victims upon arrival. 

One of the victims is a 77-year-old man, who had life-threatening injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

SFPD officers found the suspect as he was fleeing and took him into custody. 

He was identified as Charles Short, 32, and a San Francisco resident. 

He was booked into jail on charges of homicide, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem, robbery, aggravated assault, preventing a victim from calling 911, and resisting arrest.

“It is heartbreaking to see this type of senseless violence on the seniors in our community,” said Supervisor Walton. “I am committed to working with our community, city departments, and law enforcement to prevent violent incidents like this from happening to our community and to our seniors. We are the only district office with an extensive Public Safety Plan in three languages to coordinate public safety approaches and we continue to work on the outcomes in the plan, which include getting to zero homicides and violent crimes.”

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.