SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A vigil was held Monday night for the South San Francisco police officer who was hit in the head with a skateboard.
Officer Robby Chon is in critical condition at a local hospital. However, doctors treating Officer Chon remain optimistic and say he is showing signs of recovery, police said.
The vigil started at the South San Francisco Police Station at 7 p.m.
Chon was attacked on Thanksgiving Day while responding to a report of an irate man near businesses on Grand Avenue.
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When officers arrived at the scene, they found the man who was allegedly causing the disturbance.
The suspect was later identified as 28-year-old South San Francisco resident Luis Alberto Ramos-Coreas who refused to cooperate with police.
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When more officers arrived at the scene, Ramos-Coreas left on a skateboard.
When Chon chased the suspect, Ramos-Coreas turned and hit Chon in the head with his skateboard, police said.
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Ramos-Coreas on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer.
A GoFund Me page has been set-up for Officer Chon who is a 12-year veteran of the South San Francisco police force.