SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man suspected of striking and killing a pedestrian with his car in San Francisco’s North of Panhandle neighborhood early Friday and then fleeing the scene is a cadet with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Monday.

Jose Jimenez, 23, was arrested after allegedly hitting James Hudson, 61, at about 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of Masonic Avenue between Turk Boulevard and Golden Gate Avenue, police said.

Hudson died at the scene.

Jimenez also struck four vehicles in the area. He was located and taken into custody a short time later on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run and driving under the influence, according to police.

Jimenez is a sheriff’s cadet who provides security at the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management’s 911 operations center, spokeswoman Susan Fahey said.

He was on a day off at the time of the crash, Fahey said.

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Comments (8)
  1. pointing out the obvious says:

    Hope this more complete identification satisfies all those folks who initially assumed that the suspect’s hispanic name automatically meant that he was an “illegal”.

    1. Dennis Nichols says:

      I am sorry…can you please point me to WHERE these comments were made?

      1. Kenny says:

        Pointer; Who decrees that the ‘investigation is COMPLETE? Do you mean to say that nowhere in the history of the USA has any ‘illegal’ alien been able to become a member of a police dept.?

    2. Obviously pointing the obviouss says:

      Pointing out the obvious: obviously you are an idiot

  2. 415Guest says:

    Without even knowing him it seems your the one with “illegal” hispanic name assumption. It’s likely due to our CA region but for all you know from the name Jiminez alone, he could be European from Spain or Portugal and not Latin America. What if he was Mario Martino? Would you just assume claim hispanic, and not France, Spain, Portugal or Italian.

    Plus, on another point, an “illegal” was just caught working in the Alaska police force.

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