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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eduardo Shaparo Esquivel Accused of Running Over Albert Bartal on Thanksgiving Day

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Police have arrested the man who they believe ran over a Cal firefighter in a fit of rage on Thanksgiving Day. San Francisco officers arrested 22-year-old Eduardo Shaparo Esquivel just before midnight on Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and assault.

Esquivel, a South San Francisco resident, allegedly got into a fight with Albert Bartal, 29, at a Jack in the Box in the Richmond District at about 2:45 a.m. on Thursday. Esquivel allegedly followed Bartal, who had left the restaurant and walked to a Shell gas station on Ninth Avenue and Geary Boulevard.

Police say Esquivel rammed his vehicle into Bartal and drove off.

Officers released surveillance video of Esquivel at the restaurant, and witnesses circulated photos of the suspect. A San Francisco police officer saw the video and recognized the suspect, which led to his arrest.

Esquivel is being held with felony charges for mayhem, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault with great bodily injury. The vehicle that was used in the crime has not been found, and police are asking the public to help locate the SUV, which is a Ford Edge or Mazda-style CX with front end damage.

Police would not release Esquivel's mug shot, but the video above has been circulated to the press.

Anyone with information is asked to contact San Francisco Police at 575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411

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