EDITOR’S NOTE: Report first published July 2, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — User submitted video shows fatal shooting suspect Francisco Sanchez being arrested, not far from The Embarcadero Pier 14 dock where a San Francisco woman was mortally wounded Wednesday night.
Police say that at around 6:05 p.m., Sanchez allegedly fired a shot at 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, who was walking along the dock at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend.
There is no known motive for the shooting, and police are calling the homicide a random act of violence.
Sanchez fled south on The Embarcadero towards AT&T ballpark. He was walking on the sidewalk near the corner of Embarcadero and Townsend Street, a few blocks away from Pier 14, when police detained him at about 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak.
Andraychak said witnesses had taken photographs of the suspect using their cell phone cameras and handed them over to police.
“After flooding the area with officers in search of this person of interest, officers were later able to locate this subject on the corner of Embarcadero and Townsend,” police said.
He was not in possession of a weapon at the time of his arrest, according to police.
Sanchez, 45, is on probation in the state of Texas. It’s unknown how long he was in San Francisco.
Police said that there was no connection between Sanchez and Steinle.
Investigators are still working to determine the suspect’s birth date and are in the process of fingerprinting him. A booking photo was not immediately being released, Andraychack said.