Courtney Brousseau dead – death, obituary: Courtney Brousseau death happened May 2020. He was killed during a senseless drive by shooting in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was 22 years old.
Courtney was a Valedictorian, and a double major at Cal. Then associate project manager at Twitter.
Courtney Brousseau dead – death, obituary, funeral: How Courtney Brousseau shooting happened
Courtney Brousseau shooting happened May 1 Friday night and was reported at around 8:22 p.m. Friday near 14th and Guerrero streets.
According to San Francisco police, officers found the 22-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.
“That victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remains.”
A 17-year-old male was privately transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, the department reported, adding the incident is under investigation.
Courtney Brousseau death – dead, obituary, shooting, funeral plans: How Courtney Brousseau died
Few minutes before Courtney Brousseau shooting, the beloved Newbury Park High graduate tweeted that he just ate a delicious burrito with Mission Dolores Park in the background.
“I just ate a delicious burrito in Dolores park and for a brief moment everything felt okay,” Brousseau’s tweet reads.
Time stamp on the tweet indicated it was posted around 8:17 p.m. The Mission Dolores Park is roughly five blocks from the incident site.
Witnesses said at around 8:20 p.m. Friday evening, 50 to 60 shots were fired in a shootout between two groups of unidentified people at the intersection.
22-year-old San Francisco resident Courtney Brousseau just happened to be standing in the middle and was critically injured in the firefight.
Brousseau was well-loved and well-respected by those in the upper reaches of San Francisco city government. Fascinated by transportation, he founded a group called Gay for Transit and worked tirelessly to improve public transportation by bringing people together.
He worked at Twitter.
Friends and loved ones of the young activist have shared beautiful, touching tributes to honour him.
Pal Alexander Wilfert said:
“You know, this is a senseless tragedy. One of the most inspiring things about him was he was someone that you knew was going to go out there and make a difference in whatever community he was part of.
So it’s obviously heartbreaking, but it was something I try to remember whenever I think of him.”
San Francisco police aren’t commenting about the crime other than to say it is unacceptable, but authorities are asking the public for help with leads.
Read tributes below:
Rest In Peace to Courtney Brousseau, Prowler Chief from 2014-2015. He was killed in a drive by shooting last night.
Rest In Peace to Courtney Brousseau, Prowler Chief from 2014-2015. He was killed in a drive by shooting last night. pic.twitter.com/iSOrR5OXMb
— NPHS Panther Prowler (@NPProwler) May 3, 2020
I don’t have anything smart or poignant to say about the loss of Courtney Brousseau, just that I’m very sad, and he will be missed. One of the nicest people in transit and bike advocacy.
I don't have anything smart or poignant to say about the loss of Courtney Brousseau, just that I'm very sad, and he will be missed. One of the nicest people in transit and bike advocacy.
— Scott Feeney (@graue) May 4, 2020
Absolutely heartbreaking. Courtney is the third person from the left in this picture taken after a wonderful evening of great testimony before the
@SFPort Commission who voted to expedite the effort to create protected bicycle infrastructure along the Embarcadero. He was a hero.
Absolutely heartbreaking. Courtney is the third person from the left in this picture taken after a wonderful evening of great testimony before the @SFPort Commission who voted to expedite the effort to create protected bicycle infrastructure along the Embarcadero. He was a hero. pic.twitter.com/6msXSkFCXG
— John Entwistle (@marijuanadotorg) May 4, 2020
We wanted to share some unfortunate news about a recent loss of an ASUC OCTO alumni.
Our friend, Courtney Brousseau, who was a former CCO of the ASUC as well as a past PM of Berkeley Mobile (Office of CTO) recently lost his life. After graduating in Spring 2019, he recently began his journey as an APM at Twitter.
Unfortunately, this past Friday evening, he became a victim of gun violence in SF and passed away this weekend. He has dedicated a great deal to our organization and has also been a great mentor to many of us. May his soul rest in peace, and hope we all can offer our sincere condolences to his family.
— With love, from his family at OCTO
Please say a prayer for his grieving family and loved ones. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Following Courtney Brousseau death, funeral arrangements are yet to be announced. We will shares updates as we learn more.