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Off-duty officer from Richmond detained after shooting at Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco


Rick Hurd
East Bay Times

SAN FRANCISCO — An off-duty Richmond police officer remained hospitalized for evaluation Sunday afternoon after being detained for a shooting at a hotel.

Police were called around 4:55 a.m. to the Four Seasons Hotel in the 700 block of Market Street and were informed by a witness that somebody was inside the hotel shooting, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Robert Rueca said.

Officers made contact with the person, and he surrendered peacefully around 6:30 a.m., Rueca said. No one was injured, and officers recovered a handgun and shell casings from the hotel.

“We have nothing yet on what the suspect was shooting at,” Rueca said. “We don’t have a motive for why this happened.”

San Francisco and Richmond police confirmed the person suspected of the shooting is a veteran Richmond police officer. The officer will be placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation by both agencies, Richmond police spokesman Lt. Felix Tan said.

Police lifted a shelter-in-place order for guests around 6:45 a.m. San Francisco police did not identify the officer immediately, and the hotel seemed to come out of it rather unscathed.

“Just assessing the property damage, it seems relatively minor,” Rueca said.

Check back for updates.


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