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Sources told the Chronicle that the weapon, a .40-caliber pistol, was the agent's personal firearm and had been stolen in a downtown auto burglary not long before the shooting.
The case has divided law enforcement agencies, with federal immigration authorities lashing out at local police for having ignored a request to hold Lopez-Sanchez so that he could be deported.
"You would have thought he met a threshold that he required a court order or a warrant.
They did not do that."Immigration "detainers," or "holds," have become controversial in recent years as some local law enforcement agencies have fought back against the federal government's requests to hold suspects based on their immigration status, arguing that the practice costs them money and damages their credibility with the communities they serve.
More details have surfaced about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the Office of Personnel Management told that Paddock had worked as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978 in between graduating from Cal State Northridge in 1977.
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, a former city supervisor, defended releasing Lopez-Sanchez, who was held two weeks longer than required by the department's rules."ICE knew that he had been deported five times," he said.In an interview Sunday with KGO, Lopez-Sanchez confessed to the shooting but said it was an accident.He said that he found the gun, wrapped in a T-shirt, under a bench and that it went off three times when he picked it up.SAN FRANCISCO — An undocumented Mexican felon deported five times but released from a city jail in April was ordered held Tuesday on million bail after he pleaded not guilty to killing a young woman on San Francisco's scenic Embarcadero waterfront.Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is charged with murder for allegedly shooting 32-year-old Kathryn "Kate" Steinle in the back on July 1 as she was walking with her father.
He replied "not guilty" in English and Spanish, regardless of the questions the judge was asking him, according to news reports. 2 public defender and a former member of the Board of Supervisors, said "very likely this was an accidental shooting."But in arguing against bail, Assistant District Attorney Diana Garcia called the killing "an act of random violence, shooting an innocent victim in the back."Citing sources, the San Francisco Chronicle, KGO-TV and KNTV-TV reported Tuesday night that the gun used in the shooting was stolen from a federal agent but that it was not clear how Lopez-Sanchez got it.Lopez-Sanchez also told an interviewer he was high on sleeping pills and marijuana at the time.