PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE PRESS RELEASE
August 28, 2009
Subject: Homicide Warrant Issued For Bayview Murder Suspect
San Francisco police are seeking the public's help in locating the suspect in a homicide that occurred at Matthew Court and Rosie Lee Lane in the Bayview district on August 27, 2009 at approximately 9:00 A.M. In this incident, the suspect shot at two male victims in a parked car. One victim was transported to SFGH, where he was pronounced dead later in the afternoon. After the shootings occurred, the suspect was seen running from the area.
The San Francisco Police Department has obtained a homicide arrest warrant for Diante Johnson, a black male with a date of birth of December 6, 1987, 6'1 , 217 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. The San Francisco police are actively seeking the public's assistance in locating Diante Johnson, believed to be responsible for the murder of 23 year old Marquez Benson. Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, 415-5531145 during regular business hours and/or the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444. Callers may also use Text-a-Tip to remain anonymous.
For more information, please contact:
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103