San Francisco police Officer Scott Hurley is trained to discover evidence or explosives suspected to be underwater.
But on July 2nd, as he felt through debris, boulders, and silt on the Bay floor in zero visibility he veered off the course in his search. It was then that he found the gun: “My hand slipped through the cervices between two rocks. And my hand touched something that felt unique,” Hurley said Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court.
Hurley had found the stolen .40-caliber handgun, that the day before had fired the single bullet that killed Kate Steinle as she strolled with her father along the pier.