May 25, 2007
In response to the violence in the Western Addition, particularly the fatal shooting that occurred yesterday, May 24, at Laguna and Eddy streets, the San Francisco Police Department will greatly increase the deployment of foot patrol officers in the Plaza East Housing Development and in Housing Authority developments throughout the Western Addition. The deployment will also include a consistent police presence at the location of yesterday's homicide.
In yesterday's incident, the suspect opened fire at the victim, a 19-year-old male. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he expired. After the shooting, the suspect ran northbound on Laguna. The suspect is described as a black male, 15-20 years old, 5' 6 , 150 lbs. He was wearing a black sweatshirt hood, baggy blue jeans and black tennis shoes.
Witnesses are crucial in the investigation of any homicide incident. Anyone who witnessed yesterday's incident, or who has any information, regarding the incident, is urged to contact Homicide Inspectors Herman Jones or Michael Philpott, 553-1145, or to call the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444.
For more information, please contact:
SFPD Public Affairs
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103