Oliver Barcenas Identified as Man Shot by Undercover Cop

Categories: Law & Order
Oliver Barcenas
Update (Sept. 25): Turns out, Oliver Barcenas was allegedly on his way to avenge the killing of 20-year-old Jesus Solis earlier that week when he was confronted by police, according to press reports.

(Original story Sept. 24): If you weren't able to attend this morning's town hall meeting to hear SFPD Chief Greg Suhr detail last week's officer-involved shooting, you have another chance tonight.

Supervisor David Campos is hosting a second meeting with the community today at 6 p.m. to talk about the recent gun violence in the Mission, and better understand why a plainclothes officer shot and injured Oliver Barcenas in a foot chase last week.

Barcenas was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, and has since been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer with an assault weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a banned assault weapon, and participating in a criminal street gang, according to police.
12-114 OIS Sept 20 Tec9 (a)-thumb-222x233.jpg
This is the gun Oliver allegedly used
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Thursday, two plainclothes officers spotted Barcenas and another man walking near 14th and Mission streets. Believing them to be identified gang members, one of the officers approached the pair. Barcenas took off running, and the cop chased after him.

Barcenas allegedly pulled out a Tec-9 pistol, which was loaded with 25 rounds, and turned toward the cop. The officer ordered him to drop the weapon, but instead Barcenas raised it, police said. Fearing for his life, the officer shot him -- twice.

A few hours after the shooting Thursday night, protesters spontaneously rallied outside the Mission Police Station, where they taunted police and scrawled "killers" across the front of the station.

Tonight's meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Community Resource Center, 1294 Potrero (at 25th St.). Suhr will be there to answer your questions.

Follow us on Twitter at @TheSnitchSF and @SFWeekly
My Voice Nation Help

@AlSweigart evidence ?now can u please answer my question ....


@OWster_org Well, I guess you answered my question.


@AlSweigart lmao dude that shit is just as vague as every other 2 paragraph spoof by notorious copAPOLIGISTS @SFGate , so where's the ....


@AlSweigart so u linked to no real evidence , just hearsay by @sfgate who are NOTORIOUS #COP APOLOGISTS . Ok so yes it u present real evide

hplovecraft topcommenter

 This report , again , underlines the fact that those on 'The

Left' , view criminal gang members as a potential [ Communist ]

revolutionary class ; in accordance with Maoist and Stalinist


Now Trending

From the Vault


©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.