Pinoy cellphone robber shot by police in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO – The Filipino man shot by police over the weekend after he tried to rob two persons of their cellphones is in stable condition in a San Francisco hospital, authorities said.
Nineteen-year-old Rommel Narvaez faces attempted robbery, and assault and battery charges.
Police said Narvaez was armed with a gun that fired blank when he tried to rob the two victims’ cellphones in San Francisco’s Marina district.
Reports said he fired the gun a few times and struck one of the victims with it, causing a skull fracture and multiple lacerations.
When police arrived at the scene they said Narvaez brandished a gun prompting four officers to shoot, striking him three times.
Narvaez is already headed to trial in San Mateo County in December for similar robberies in Daly City.