A disagreement on the job turned into an after hours attack. A San Francisco Firefighter is facing felony assault charges after allegedly attacking a fellow firefighter during their off hours.
According to Dan Noyes of ABC 7, Muhammad went to Station 25 on Third Street on February 1st, acquired Shin's home address from a fire department computer, and left with a hydrant spanner, a large, brass wrench of approximately 15 inches that is used to turn hydrants on and off.
He confronted Shin at his Oakland residence after driving across the bridge. Muhammad allegedly struck Shin with the spanner as the argument escalated.
Robert Muhammad, 47, was apprehended. He has entered a not guilty plea to felony assault with a deadly weapon and great bodily harm.
"He has known Muhammad for over 20 years as they are both firefighters for the City of San Francisco," the victim, Gabriel Shin, 56, told police.
Shin was taken to Highland Hospital by ambulance, where doctors discovered he had a broken left arm, swollen right arm, and concussion as a result of the assault.
Muhammad self-surrendered to Santa Rita Jail a week later to face charges.
Jim Torres, the victim's attorney, criticized San Francisco Fire Department officials for their actions.
Robert Muhammad, according to Torres, "displayed acts of aggression" toward colleagues and supervisors for more than a decade. "A pattern that went undocumented and unaddressed," he said. Torres further stated that fire department brass encouraged Gabriel Shin to drop the charges within 48 hours of the attack.
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