Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Man held in Castro stabbing

Michael Gomez, a.k.a. Michael Adams

Michael Gomez, a.k.a. Michael Adams. Photo: Courtesy SFPD

A San Francisco man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed another man in the Castro district last weekend.

Michael Gomez, 35, of San Francisco, was arrested Sunday morning, August 15 after a man was stabbed and a woman was punched in the 400 block of Castro Street, according to Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.

The incident occurred at 3 a.m. Sunday when the woman, 22, saw the suspect arguing with a 27-year-old man. The woman stepped into the middle of the argument and the suspect punched her in the nose. He then took out a knife and stabbed the man “several times,” Esparza said.

When the two victims chased the suspect, who’d taken off on foot, he again punched the woman in the nose. The man suffered non-life threatening lacerations to his arm and bicep, and he was taken to Davies Medical Center. No injuries were listed for the woman.

Esparza said police arrested Gomez, who’s also known as Michael Adams, and booked him into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, battery, and parole violation.

A clerk at the public defender’s office said today (Wednesday, August 19) that the case against Gomez had been dismissed. She didn’t have any information explaining why. One possibility is that his probation is being revoked and prosecutors don’t plan to file formal charges. A spokesman for the district attorney’s office didn’t immediately respond to a text message today.

[Update Thursday, August 20] DA spokesman Alex Bastian said Gomez’s case was referred to the parole department.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, August 19, 2015 @ 3:06 pm PST
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