Short is charged with murder, elder abuse, mayhem, assault, battery, second degree robbery, false imprisonment, and numerous other felonies in unprovoked attack in Bayview
San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced numerous felony charges against Charles Short for an unprovoked attack early in the morning of November 1 that resulted in serious injuries to two victims and the death of Richard Owens, a 73-year-old Visitacion Valley resident. Charles Short, 32, is charged with 14 felony counts and several aggravating allegations including: murder, elder abuse, mayhem, assault, battery, second degree robbery, false imprisonment, preventing or dissuading witness by force of threat, threats to executive officers, battery upon an officer, vandalism, and resisting and obstructing peace officers.
“Providing justice for our victims is a paramount priority as we move forward with prosecuting this case,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Our office will work to ensure that Charles Short will be held accountable for his violent unprovoked attack that left one man dead and others seriously injured.”
Short has been in custody since his arrest on November 1, 2022. Prosecutors sought pre-trial detention in this case because of the public safety risk he poses. Short is scheduled to be arraigned on November 4, 2022.
Although, charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information 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.
Court Number: 22013178