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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Felony Charges After Brutal Attack of Elderly Victim

The assailant has been charged with elder abuse, robbery, burglary, assault, and false imprisonment.

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that the District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against one of the three individuals arrested (the adult) following the violent attack on Mrs. Ren, an elderly woman, in the lobby of her home on July 31, 2022.
“The brutal attack on Mrs. Ren was disturbing and heartbreaking,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Attacks on vulnerable elders are unacceptable. We will hold the perpetrators accountable and do everything in our power to stop the violence and restore a sense of safety to the community.”

Mrs. Ren, a 70 year old San Francisco AAPI resident, was violently attacked by a group of four individuals aged 18, 14, 13 and 11 years old in the lobby of her home. She was injured and treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital. Darryl Moore, 18, and two of the juveniles were arrested in Milpitas on unrelated charges. The 11-year-old will not be charged because of his age. At this time the 14-year-old is still at large.

Moore was charged with felony Elder Abuse PC 368(b)(1); Robbery in the First Degree PC 211; First Degree Burglary PC 459; Assault with Force Likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury PC 245(A)(4); and False Imprisonment PC 236. The juveniles in connection to this case will proceed through the Juvenile Justice Center. Proceedings in juvenile matters are confidential.

In addition to filing felony charges the District Attorney’s Office also filed a detention motion to keep the defendant in custody while pending trial and a criminal restraining order. The motion to detain was filed because of the violence and seriousness of the charges in this case.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Tip Line at: 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.