Steven Jenkins biography: 13 things about Xiao Zhen Xie, Ngoc Pham’s attacker

Steven Jenkins

Steven Jenkins

Steven Jenkins is the white man accused of attacking a Vietnamese-American man named Ngoc Pham and a Chinese-American woman named Xiao Zhen Xie in San Francisco, California, United States on March 17, 2021. Here are 13 more things about Jenkins:

  1. At around 10:10 a.m. on March 17, 2021, he attacked Pham, then 83, who just finished buying groceries in the Tenderloin District in San Francisco. At around 10:40 a.m. that day, 2021, he punched Xie, then 75, in the face. She was waiting to cross the street at the traffic light near the United Nations Plaza on McAllister Street in San Francisco. (a) (b) (c)
  2. After attacking Pham on on March 17, 2021, he fled on foot. While being chased by a security guard, he attacked Xie. Both attacks were unprovoked. The security guard was able to detain him until San Francisco Police Department officers arrived. (a) (b)
  3. When he attacked Xie on March 17, 2021, she fought back by hitting him with a wooden stick. When San Francisco Police Department officers arrived, he was handcuffed to a stretcher with blood around his mouth. KPIX sports director Dennis O’Donnell was able to take a video of his arrest. (a) (b) (d)
  4. After being transported to a local hospital for an unrelated, prior medical condition on March 17, 2021, he was booked into the San Francisco County Jail. (e)
  5. His bond was set at $0. (e)
  6. For attacking Xie and Pham on March 17, 2021, he was charged with two counts of assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury, two counts of battery with serious bodily injury and two counts of inflicting injury on elder or dependent adult likely to cause great bodily injury. (e)
  7. Although he was arrested on March 17, 2021, his name was not revealed to the public until March 18, 2021. (b) (c)
  8. He was 39 years old and homeless when he attacked Xie and Pham. (a) (b) (f)
  9. His previous residence has yet to be confirmed. A man from Knoxville, Tennessee, USA matches his name and age but it has yet to be confirmed if he is the same person. (g)
  10. The San Francisco Police Department has yet to release his mugshot.
  11. On March 19, 2021, a judge decided he would remain in jail until his next court hearing and ordered a psychological assessment to find out what kind of mental health issues, if any, he might have. (f)
  12. His attorney, San Francisco deputy public defender Eric McBurney, is Asian-American. (f)
  13. He will appear in court on March 23, 2021. (f)


(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)


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