Google executive helps catch shooter

Google executive Chris Saaca just helped identify a shooter. The shooting happened right outside his San Francisco apartment. I had dinner with Chris a few weeks ago and he told me about seeing the aftermath of a pedestrian getting hit (not a story I wish to repeat, it wasn’t pretty). Darn a lot happens outside Chris’ window!

His accounting of what happened is among the best blog writing I’ve ever read. Amazingly detailed and gripping writing. Thanks Chris for doing your duty and for telling us about it.

10 thoughts on “Google executive helps catch shooter

  1. I’m not surprised. The violent crime rate in SF has slowly been increasing over the last 10 years. And the crime is not just centered in Bayview/HP/Western Addition. It is everywhere. From the shootings to the people running pedestrians/bicycles over, the range of violent stupidity is astounding. I hope that the victim recovers and the suspect is tried and punished. And good karma to Chris for doing the right thing…

  2. I’m not surprised. The violent crime rate in SF has slowly been increasing over the last 10 years. And the crime is not just centered in Bayview/HP/Western Addition. It is everywhere. From the shootings to the people running pedestrians/bicycles over, the range of violent stupidity is astounding. I hope that the victim recovers and the suspect is tried and punished. And good karma to Chris for doing the right thing…

  3. I’m still shocked. You go through all that to get a job with a high paying salary at a well known company and you still have to live in a place with high rates of violence. Maybe that’s why so many companies moved to Washington State.
    There’s like no violence where I live. Literally. Silicon Valley should move here. With strong networks across North America there’s no reason to corner yourself in SF anymore.
    Chris’s story is sad, but not uncommon for that area. I know people that live there as well.

  4. I’m still shocked. You go through all that to get a job with a high paying salary at a well known company and you still have to live in a place with high rates of violence. Maybe that’s why so many companies moved to Washington State.
    There’s like no violence where I live. Literally. Silicon Valley should move here. With strong networks across North America there’s no reason to corner yourself in SF anymore.
    Chris’s story is sad, but not uncommon for that area. I know people that live there as well.

  5. “Suddenly I heard two loud, distinct pops. I can’t say they sounded unfamiliar, but the potential to hear gunshots on a Monday was so distinctly out of the realm of possibility”

    Nice neighbourhood.
    I thought people at Google made a decent living, especially executives.
    If you’re used to hearing gunfire, you don’t live in a very nice part of town. Google HR and placement is getting ghetto.

  6. “Suddenly I heard two loud, distinct pops. I can’t say they sounded unfamiliar, but the potential to hear gunshots on a Monday was so distinctly out of the realm of possibility”

    Nice neighbourhood.
    I thought people at Google made a decent living, especially executives.
    If you’re used to hearing gunfire, you don’t live in a very nice part of town. Google HR and placement is getting ghetto.

  7. Too many people turn their head and ignore situations like this. Many Kudos for Chris for doing the right thing, and standing up for whats right. :)

  8. Too many people turn their head and ignore situations like this. Many Kudos for Chris for doing the right thing, and standing up for whats right. :)

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