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Case of SOMA attempted murder suspect moves to federal court

A grand jury has returned an indictment charging Deshun Augman (36) with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Booked on multiple counts of attempted murder following a July 2022 SOMA shooting, Augman has been detained on state charges in San Francisco county jail since.

He will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lauren Beeler in court 14 of San Francisco Federal Courthouse on May 26 at 10:30am. In the event there is a contested detention hearing, further details about the 2022 incident may be made public shortly thereafter.

Augman is currently detained in San Francisco County Jail #3. A Writ of Habeas Corpus has been issued by the magistrate judge and it is anticipated that he will be handed over to U.S. Marshals shortly.

He faces a potential maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000.

In due course it may become apparent whether and to what extent this federal charge is reflective of a lack of confidence on the part of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in their ability effectively to prosecute the attempted murder charges.

The USA is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney George Hageman.

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