Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rommel Narvaez Identified as Teen Shot by SFPD Cops

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge Rommel Navarez - SFPD
  • SFPD
  • Rommel Navarez

This morning, San Francisco cops identified the man they shot Sunday afternoon as 19-year-old Rommel Narvaez.

Narvaez, a San Francisco resident, was in critical condition earlier this week, but has since been arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, robbery and battery causing serious bodily injury, said Officer Gordon Shyy.

On Sunday just after 12 p.m., police responded to a fight at the corner of Chestnut and Pierce streets where an adult man was seen striking another person over the head with a silver firearm. The man then fired several shots at the victim, according to police.

When police arrived, the suspect took off running along Toledo Street and then hid in a bush at Mallorca and Capra streets. Officers spotted the suspect, and repeatedly ordered him out. The suspect bolted again, running northbound on Mallorca. As he ran, he turned his own gun on the officers, prompting the cops to fire back, according to police.

The suspect was hit by bullets and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. He's since been booked in County Jail where his bail was set at $115,000.

Tonight, Police Chief Greg Suhr is hosting a town hall meeting in the Marina to discuss the details of this officer-involved shooting. If you're interested in this case, or feel like giving the cops an earful, head down to Marina Middle School, 500 Fillmore St. at 6:15 p.m.

  • Pin It

About The Author

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"