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San Francisco, CA – District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that San Francisco resident Oscar Chatman (27), has been charged in connection to a September 13, 2023, Tenderloin stabbing incident. Mr. Chatman was arraigned on September 20, 2023, and pled not guilty to all charges and allegations. Mr. Chatman is charged with willful, deliberate, and premeditated attempted murder (PC 664/187(a)), assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)), vandalism more than $400 (PC 594(b)(1)), second degree burglary (PC 459), and making criminal threats (PC 422) with special allegations that these were anti-LGBTQ hate crimes (PC 422.75(a)). The complaint also alleges that the victim suffered great bodily injury during the attack.

“The alleged attack in a Tenderloin permanent supportive housing building left a man seriously injured and a neighborhood shocked,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “I offer my unwavering commitment to pursuing justice and ensuring that the suspect is held accountable for this senseless crime. Residents and staff at Supportive Housing sites, like all city residents, need to be safe where they live and work.”

According to San Francisco Police, on September 13, 2023, at approximately 11:07 am, officers from Tenderloin Station responded to the 200 block of Eddy Street on a report of a stabbing in progress. When officers arrived on scene, multiple witnesses told them the suspect had fled the scene and directed officers to the suspect’s location. Officers were able to quickly locate and apprehend the suspect, while seizing a knife allegedly used in the incident. Meanwhile, other officers responded to the location of the incident and rendered aid to the victim, who was suffering from several apparent stab wounds. San Francisco Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene, treating the victim for non-life-threatening injuries, and transported the victim to a local hospital for further treatment.

Mr. Chatman’s next court date is September 27, 2023, to set a preliminary hearing in this matter. The court set no bail and will rule on the People’s motion to detain at his preliminary hearing. If convicted of all charges, and all allegations are found to be true, Mr. Chatman is facing up to life in State Prison.

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 Numbers: 23014677