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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Felony Charges Against Suspect in Attempted Robbery with a Firearm and is Seeking Detention Without Bail

Patrick Rushing is being charged with several offenses including first degree robbery, child endangerment, and convicted person carrying a loaded firearm.

San Francisco, CA — Today, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that Patrick Rushing (aka Darryl Robinson) has been charged with first degree robbery (PC 212.5), child endangerment (PC 273a(a)), criminal threats (PC 422), possession of firearm with prior conviction (PC 29900(a)(1)), convicted person carrying loaded firearm (PC 25850(a)), convicted passenger with concealed firearm (PC 25400(a)(3)), and receiving or buying stolen property (PC 496(a)) in connection with an incident in the Richmond District. Rushing (57) is alleged to have held a woman at gunpoint while robbing her of personal belongings.
“Every person has the right to feel safe in their own home and every parent should feel confident that their children are protected from harm,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “This alleged criminal conduct is intolerable, and my office will do everything in our power to ensure Patrick Rushing is held accountable for this violent and traumatizing offense.” 

Mr. Rushing has been in custody since his arrest on March 24, 2023.  Prosecutors are requesting the court detain the defendant without bail due to the public safety risk he poses. Mr. Rushing was arraigned today in Department 10 of the Hall of Justice.  His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 14, 2023 in Department 9.

On Friday, March 24, a 32-year-old female victim was approached by an unknown male suspect while she was parked in her own home’s garage with her two young daughters. The victim was helping her daughters exit their parked vehicle when the suspect pointed a firearm and demanded her wallet. The suspect ultimately took the victim’s diaper bag, which contained several items including cell phone, house keys, and jewelry and then fled the scene in a vehicle that was waiting and driven by a second suspect.  

San Francisco Police Officers tracked the suspects through the victim’s phone and eventually located the suspects and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect driving the vehicle fled the scene on foot and eluded arrest, whereas Mr. Rushing was detained, taken into custody, and was later identified as the suspect in the robbery. The firearm used in the robbery was located in the suspect’s vehicle.  

Mr. Rushing was previously convicted of first-degree murder in 1987 and received 25 years to life sentence and was out on parole. The Alameda County Superior Court sentenced Mr. Rushing to serve out his sentence in State Prison for firing a firearm into a crowd of people in Alameda County and killing one male after getting into an argument in a pool hall.  

Although charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  You may remain anonymous. 

Court Number: 23004415