A man suspected of intentionally running over a Calfire firefighter after a fight in a San Francisco was arrested Wednesday, authorities said.
Shortly before midnight, San Francisco Police arrested 22-year-old, Eduardo Shaparo Esquivel at his residence in South San Francisco.
An SFPD officer from a district station viewed the surveillance video of the incidenr and recognized the suspect, which lead to his identification and arrest.
Esquievel is currently held on felony charges for mayhem, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault with great bodily injury.
The vehicle which was used in the crime is still outstanding. We are asking the public’s help to find the vehicle. The suspect vehicle is a black SUV possibly a Ford Edge or Mazda style CX with front end damage.
Esquivel allegedly intentionally ran over Albert Bartel, 29,in San Francisco's Richmond District early Thanksgiving morning.
The men were separated and both left the restaurant. While Bartal walked to a gas station at Ninth Avenue and Geary Boulevard, the suspect got into his car, drove to the gas station and ran him down, according to police.
Bartal, who remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, has worked for the past five years as a seasonal firefighter at Cal Fire's Saratoga Summit Fire Station in Santa Cruz County, fire Capt. Jonathan Cox said.
Seasonal firefighters generally work for six to nine months each year, and the most recent fire season had ended earlier this month, Cox said.
Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is encouraged to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.
San Francisco police have announced that a relief fund has been set up for Bartal. People may make donations to account No. 1379608 at the San Francisco Police Credit Union at 2550 Irving St., CA 94122.
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