Suspect in Potrero Hill shooting tried to steal radio, police say 

The gunman in a Potrero Hill Thursday morning pulled the trigger, striking a woman in the ankle, after her husband tried to wrestle away the firearm,  according to new details released by police Friday.

A 36-year-old woman was shot in the ankle after a man she knows attempted to rob her in the 1000 block of Connecticut Street around 7:30 a.m.

The suspect had asked for the woman’s radio, and when she refused he pulled out a handgun.

The woman’s husband then grabbed the gun from the suspect. During the struggle, the suspect pulled the trigger, police at Bayview Station said.

The woman helped lead police to the suspect’s arrest. 

A 60-year-old man was detained soon after the incident at a nearby apartment in the housing projects.

A cardboard sign posted on the apartment door read "Please Stop Knocking Period. Respest (sic) That! Call me."

The woman was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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