Transcript for San Francisco Pier Shooting Suspect Allegedly Deported 5 Times
But first here, the strange, new twist in that awful murder in San Francisco, young woman gunned down in front of her father. The suspect a convicted fellon who had been deported five times before. We're learning this morning about what he reportedly authorities about his real target. ABC's aditi Roy joining us now. Reporter: Good morning, Paula and Dan. The suspected shooter remains here at the county jail this morning. Shocking new details about what he allegedly told police. This morning a new twist in the horrific murder of 32 Kate Steinle. San Francisco ABC station reporting that sources close to the investigation say suspected shooter, Francisco Sanchez told police he wasn't targeted Steinle, he was instead of shooting at sea lions. No connection between the victim and the suspect. Reporter: Is Steinle was gunned down while she was walking with her father. The tourist spot filled with people at the time. Her family devastated. I love my sister so much. I'll never get to item my sister I love her again. Reporter: Witnesses on the packed pier snapping pictures of the suspect at the scene, I.d.ing him for police, leading to his arrest. Sparking controversy why Sanchez a fellon, deported five times was on the streets in the first place. What you got is two organizations that have, you know, that I have a different mission. Reporter: U.s. Immigration and customs enforcements asked the San Francisco sheriff's department to turn Sanchez over but it prohibits turning over undocumented immigrants unless they have an active warrant Oregon court order. While it could have been Sanchez had been deported they're not dwelling on that because it won't bring back their daughter. Dan, Paula. Remarkable attitude. Thank you, aditi, for reporting.
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