Crime Bulletin: 01-070

Crime Bulletin: 01-070

Murder Victim: $10,000 Reward
01-070 04/27/01


The Mayor's office has authorized that a $10,000.00 reward be offered for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person (s) responsible for the murder of Oliver Spruell. Spruell, known to his friends and the community as "OJ", was shot and killed on Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 5:15PM, in the basketball courts behind 1631 Sunnydale Ave. in the Ingelside District. At the time that the incident happened, there were many young children playing in the nearby playground.

It is believed that witnesses saw what occurred on the evening of the homicide and we are urging any witnesses to come forward.
The person (s) who committed this outrageous act must be caught and brought to justice. The viciousness and wanton disregard for the safety of others evidenced by this crime cannot be tolerated.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Inspectors Antonio L. Casillas at (415) 553-1149 (days) or
Thomas Walsh at (415) 553-9122 (days) of the Homicide Unit of the San Francisco Police Department
or Operations Center at 415 553-1071 (evenings) or the HOMICIDE TIP LINE 415 431-2127.

SFPD CASE # 010284385