San Francisco police identify sergeant who fatally shot woman last week in Bayview

(Courtesy of the San Francisco Police Department)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco police on Friday have identified the sergeant who fatally shot a woman last week in the Bayview District, police said.

He has been identified as Sgt. Justin Erb.

Jessica Williams was fatally shot around 9:45 a.m. last Thursday, May 19, after police attempted to pull her over on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle on Elmira Street.

Police said she crashed while trying to flee, then attempted to drive the vehicle forward and backward while officers tried to detain her.

Erb fired a single shot, fatally striking Williams, who was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and pronounced deceased.

Later that day, as activists and reporters massed at City Hall, Mayor Ed Lee announced that Police Chief Greg Suhr would resign. Deputy Chief

Toney Chaplin has been appointed acting chief until a permanent replacement is selected.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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