The man who was shot by an off-duty San Francisco police sergeant was charged with multiple felony counts of assault and resisting arrest and one misdemeanor reckless driving charge, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office said.
Joel Henriquez, 37, will appear in court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. for his arraignment, Alex Bastian said.
Henriquez was reportedly involved in a minor fender-bender with an off-duty San Francisco police sergeant on Interstate 280 in The City on Sunday about 12:10 a.m. The two pulled off the highway in the Bayview to exchange information when things reportedly turned ugly.
Henriquez allegedly punched the sergeant, putting her in a position where she felt she had to draw her gun and fire off a round at him. The bullet struck the pavement and a fragment hit Henriquez in the leg, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Enriquez refused treatment.
Henriquez is charged with five counts in total, Bastian said. They include two felony assault charges, one felony charge of resisting arrest by use of force or violence, one count of criminal threats and one misdemeanor reckless driving charge.
Police Chief Greg Suhr said earlier this week that a San Francisco firefighter had been on the scene as a witness and had heard the sergeant loudly identify herself as a San Francisco police officer before the shooting occurred.