A crowbar was used to viciously beat a man who was in the shower during a home-invasion robbery in the Bayview neighborhood Monday morning, police said.
Police went to a home in the 1100 block of Ingerson Avenue, which is about four blocks northwest of Candlestick Park, about 8:30 a.m. and found a 32-year-old man with multiple wounds to his head and body, police Officer Gordon Shyy said Tuesday.
The victim was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, though his condition was later upgraded to stable, Shyy said Tuesday.
The victim told police he had been showering when a thug clutching a crowbar entered the bathroom and demanded money, Shyy said. The victim tried to fight him off, the police spokesman said, but was struck multiple times with the crowbar.
The suspect fled without any loot, but didn’t get far, according to police. A description was broadcast to other cops, who came upon a suspect walking in the area of Ingalls Street and Gilman Avenue.
The suspect, 22-year-old DeAngelo Winston of San Francisco, took off running when the officers tried to detain him, police said. They chased him for several blocks, and as they were closing in Winston tossed the crowbar over a fence in the 1100 block of Fitzgerald Avenue, Shyy said. He was eventually caught and tackled, they said.
Winston resisted arrest, police said, causing minor injuries to two cops — one officer suffered lacerations, the other a hand injury.
The crowbar was recovered, and Winston was positively identified by the victim, police said. The beaten man said he did not know Winston.
“It sounded like the suspect didn’t expect anyone to be home,” the police spokesman said.
Winston was booked into County Jail on multiple charges, including attempted murder, burglary, attempted robbery, possession of a burglary tool and resisting arrest, police said.