And on Friday, San Francisco Police Officer Grace Gatpandan reiterated to NBC Bay Area that the shooting was not robbery-related, and “nothing was taken”.
Investigators say that Sanchez shot and killed 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, of San Francisco, Wednesday night on San Francisco’s Embarcadero in a random act of violence. “SFPD Officers quickly rendered aid until medics arrived on scene and immediately transported her to San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)”.
Police say they have no evidence that the victim knew the man taken in for questioning. She said her agents also lodged an “immigration detainer” on him, asking that her department be notified before his release so that ICE could take him back into federal custody.
Andraychak said the weapon used in the shooting was not on Sanchez’s person when he was detained and that a dive team searched the water surrounding the pier for evidence. This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Francisco Sanchez.
Sanchez was on probation for an unspecified conviction, police Sgt. The San Francisco Gate identifies her as Kathryn Steinle, of Pleasanton.
Her mother, 69-year-old Liz Sullivan, told the newspaper, “She just kept saying, ‘Dad, help me, help me.'”.
“ICE places detainers on aliens arrested on criminal charges to ensure risky criminals are not released from prisons or jails into our communities”, she said.
Kathryn Steinle, the SF tourist shooting victim, will always be remembered in the hearts of friends and family.
Police were still waiting for fingerprint identification on Sanchez, who is believed to be a 45-year-old whose last address was in Texas.
“It’s just unbelievable”, she said. Authorities said he does not yet have a lawyer who could be reached for comment.
Kate lived in San Francisco, but grew up in the close-knit town of Pleasanton and graduated from Amador Valley High School in 2001. She worked as a medical sales representative and was known to her friends as a free spirit, according to her Facebook page.
ABC7 reports that there were “at least 20 people on and around Pier 14 when the shooting happened”, some of whom provided officers with “a possible description of a person of interest”, Manfredi says.