Good grief, could this flippin’ preventable murder get any more bizarre? First we learn Kate Steinle was randomly shot by an illegal alien. Then we learn ICE had requested notification of his release, which the Sheriff’s Department ignored. Then the illegal alien claimed he shot Ms. Steinle accidentally while trying to shoot a sea lion (a position he has since modified). Now it comes out the gun he used actually belonged to a “federal agent”.
A Sig Sauer pistol was used in the fatal shooting, a source told KRON 4. The gun was recovered last Thursday in the bay by a police dive team. The source described the weapon as being an expensive, high-end, common police gun.
Another source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN’s Sara Sidner that the gun belonged to a federal agent.
Sanchez is accused of shooting and killing 32-year-old Kate Steinle at the Pier 14 dock along the Embarcadero. He has been formally charged with murder.
Steinle was with her father and a family friend at the time of the shooting. Steinle was shot in the upper torso. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she died.
Sanchez told a San Francisco news crews during a jailhouse interview that he found a gun wrapped inside a shirt and when he picked it up, he heard three shots go off. (read more)