Press Releases

District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Multiple Felony Charges Against Suspect in Marina District Assault

Garret Allen Doty is being charged with multiple felonies for brutal Marina District assault on former San Francisco Fire Commissioner

 San Francisco, CA — Today, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that Garret Allen Doty (24) has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon (PC 245(a)(1)), aggravated battery with serious bodily injury (PC 243(d)), and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury (PC 245(a)(4)) in connection with an incident at approximately 7:20PM on April 5, 2023 in the Marina District.  Doty is alleged to have assaulted a 53-year-old man with a metal pipe near the intersection of Laguna Street and Magnolia Street.  
“I understand how a violent attack like this can shake a community and I am committed to ensuring that the defendant is held accountable, so that we send the strongest message that violence like this is unacceptable,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “I am sending strength to the victim as he continues his recovery, and we will do everything in our power to seek justice for the victim and the community that has been traumatized.” 

Garret Doty was arrested by members of the San Francisco Police Department’s Northern Station shortly after the assault without incident.  Officers rendered aid at the scene and summoned medics.  The victim was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of several injuries sustained in the assault.   

Mr. Doty has been in custody since his arrest on April 5, 2023.  Prosecutors will seek pre-trial detention in this case because of the public safety risk posed.  Mr. Doty is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, April 13, 2023.  He faces seven years in State Prison if convicted of all charges and allegations.

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 Number: 23005071