A wanted parolee who was shot and wounded by police officers after firing at them in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood this morning has been identified as 38-year-old Roselyndo Nagayo Sicat, police said. Investigators had been searching for Sicat, who was wanted on a $75,000 warrant for felony vandalism and resisting arrest and was on active parole for a weapons violation.
He was believed to be armed with an assault weapon that he had fired earlier this week, according to police. No one was injured in that previous shooting, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Officers received information this morning that Sicat was in the 1000 block of Gough Street, and two plainclothes officers spotted him at 7:56 a.m. near the corner of Gough and Ellis streets as he was leaving a residential driveway in a gray Honda Accord, police said.
The officers identified themselves as police and approached Sicat, who allegedly fired at least one round at the officers, who returned fire, striking him. Sicat crashed shortly afterward into cars parked nearby, police said. The officers, who were not injured, took Sicat into custody and he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening, according to police.
A search of the Honda revealed the assault rifle, as well as a handgun on the floorboard on the passenger side of the car, police said. The officers who shot Sicat have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting, per standard procedure, Esparza said.
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