1 Arrested, 1 Sought In Brutal SF Polk St. Beating

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – One of the suspects in a brutal beating on San Francisco’s Polk Street in January has been arrested, but investigators are still seeking a second suspect in the attack, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

Raymon Abad, 27, surrendered on Friday, the day after San Francisco police released a photo of him and another suspect in the beating, which occurred on Jan. 29 near Polk and Elm streets, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

Police said that at about 2 a.m. that day, the victim, a 23-year-old Hayward man, saw some men harassing women in the street and tried to intervene.

The men kicked the victim and knocked him to the ground, then continued to punch and kick him until he lost consciousness, according to police.

The victim was critically injured and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital. He has since been released from the hospital but remains in serious condition and may not fully recover from his injuries, police said.

The suspects fled, but investigators tracked down a photo of the pair believed to be responsible for the beating. The picture also included a person of interest in the case.

Abad turned himself in on Friday, and was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and battery, Esparza said.

The second suspect is described as an Asian man about 5 feet 6 inches tall who weighs about 135 pounds. He remains at large.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is urged to call Inspector James Garrity of the Police Department’s criminal investigations unit at (415) 553-9002.

People wishing to remain anonymous can call the department’s tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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One Comment

  1. EyeintheSky says:

    Abad, Makes me remember those other aHole$ that went around..Valencia St. shooting with BB guns or something. I know something like this happened then.

  2. Charley Mike says:

    Makes me feel better about when I go out carrying concealed. Thankfully, I’ve never had to draw on someone before, but if I ever have to in a situation like this, it won’t be me in the hospital with permanent injuries and the suspects will be easy to locate, laying on the ground in a pool of their own blood. Saves the public from having to try, feed and care for them while they’re in jail learning to commit more crimes once they get out. Street trash like those two are only brave because they know the chances of their intended victim being armed is very low. And they were picking on women? Real brave, losers! They don’t fight fair because they can’t go toe to toe with a man. Five and a half feet tall and 135 pounds? Not a chance they’d win in a fair fight. Like they say, an armed society is a polite society.

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