Clifton Chatman: Cops Arrest Teen for Allegedly Killing Fellow Suspect During Robbery

Categories: Homicide

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San Francisco police arrested a teenage boy yesterday after he allegedly shot and killed 16-year-old Clifton Chatman, who police say was literally the suspect's partner-in-crime.

Sgt. Danielle Newman says the incident happened on Dec. 14 when a man was walking along the 500 block of Alemany Boulevard. A group of guys approached the victim and demanded his cellphone.

One of the robbers pulled out a gun while the other robbers rifled through the victim's pockets; the victim was not resisting and complying with the robbers' demands, but the armed man fired one shot at the victim anyhow, police said.

The shot bounced off the victim's face and instead hit one of the robbery suspects and killing him instantly, according to police.

The other robbers ran from the scene. When police arrived, they found the wounded robbery victim and the the deceased robbery suspect. The victim survived.

Police are not releasing the suspect's name or photo because he is a juvenile. He's being charged with attempted robbery and murder.

Anyone with further information should contact the Police Department's Homicide Detail at 553-1145. They can also call the Anonymous Tip Line at 575-4444. Messages can also be sent via mobile phone to Text-a-Tip at TIP411. Begin the message with "SFPD."






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SF Bites
SF Bites

We were wondering the same thing as ^^^^

John LaForgia
John LaForgia

...how does a bullet bounce off of someones face?

Lissette Souza
Lissette Souza

Best story ever. Wish the outcome happened more often. Get rid of these worthless POS. glad the victim is ok.

Tiyi Schippers
Tiyi Schippers

I'm thinking Karma as fast as a speeding bullet.... Literally.., Hahahaha (couldn't resist).

Jerry Martinez
Jerry Martinez

Wh-wh-waaaah. Sorry the victim got hurt but what a score! Let's congratulate the shooter on getting a murder charge *and* eliminating the second bottom-feeder from the gene pool. Well-done, dummy!

Javier Leocadio Colón
Javier Leocadio Colón

Well if the robbery suspect suffered from AFLUENZA he'd have nothing to worry about. How much money do the suspect's parents make???

caruso
caruso

"Why "* literally* the suspect's partner-in-crime"?"
As opposed to "figuratively the suspect's partner-in-crime" I guess.

I have other problems with how this article was written as well. For example;

"The shot bounced off the victim's face and instead bounced back," is not only redundant, it is highly improbable. "Grazed", "deflected," maybe ... but they just don't "bounce back" off flesh and bone like superballs, unless maybe this guy had a steel plate in his head.

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