An early-morning investigation into a fatal Mission District shooting took a bizarre turn Monday, when a sink was thrown through the window of a police car.
According to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Michael Andraychak, officers were called to the intersection of 24th and Mission Streets on reports of a shooting at 2:30 Monday morning.
When they arrived, they discovered a male victim who had "died of an apparent gun shot wound," Andraychak says. According to the SFPD, the victim was 35 years of age at the time of his death.
As multiple officers investigated the slaying, NBC Bay Area reports that a sink was thrown through the back window of an SFPD patrol car.
"Footage from the scene showed a white sink popping out of the back window with shattered glass spewed across the cruiser's trunk and street," they report.
"Police want to know who did it," KTVU reports, "but at this time, it does not appear to be related to the homicide."
Andraychak says that "no further information is available at this time," regarding the crime. Citing notification issues, the San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office has yet to publicly identify the victim.
The SFPD was unable to immediately confirm the number of homicides San Francisco has suffered in 2017. The city's last high-profile slaying was was an early-morning Tenderloin shooting on June 23, which at the time was reported as SF's 34th for the year.
As of publication time, no arrests have been made in the case. Andraychak asks that "anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444 [or] to Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD." Tipsters "may remain anonymous," he says.