SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - Police say on Monday that two suspects in an wild viral video of a daytime San Francisco shooting from last week, have been arrested in Oakland.
San Francisco police said Oakland Police Department identified two of three male suspects, seen in the video taken on the 1000 block of Market St. last Tuesday, after SFPD put out a crime bulletin to local law enforcement about the incident.
Under the direction of SFPD's Tenderloin Station Investigative Team, OPD took 18-year-old Lerron Simpson and 21-year-old Elijah Ernest into custody on Monday, August 26. Both men are from Oakland. Police said Ernest was a parolee at large with a warrant for his arrest.
Police said a firearm was found at the time of their arrest and was seized as evidence. Both will be booked in San Francisco County Jail on attempted murder and several firearm-related charges. Their booking photos are not being released at this time.
The third suspect has been identified by police as a juvenile and is still outstanding.
Update: Tonight 2 of the 3 Market St shooting suspects are in custody and booked for attempted murder after being identified & arrested thanks to @oaklandpoliceca. A firearm, possibly used in this crime, was recovered during today's arrests in Oakland. https://t.co/axzN4hQr6s— SFPD Tenderloin (@SFPDTenderloin) August 27, 2019
The cell-phone video of the incident, taken by a woman who was walking along Market Street near 6th Street, shows people fleeing, running for their lives during the evening rush hour at around 5:30 p.m.
Police said surveillance video shows one of the three suspects physically assaulting an unknown person. That person suffered a wound to the face. Responding police were able to give the victim first aid. That person was taken to the hospital and has since been released.
Surprisingly, no one was hit by gunfire as at least eight bullets rang out when the gunman indiscriminately fired shots along the busy corridor.