Murder charges have been filed against a Mission man for the shooting death of Maurice White, a 28-year-old found dead early Monday morning near the corner of Bartlett and 21st streets, said Stephanie Ong Stillman, spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.
Vincent Jacobo, 56, will be formally charged at his arraignment on Oct. 21, Stillman said. Jacobo will also face charges for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held without possibility of bail.
Jacobo was a friend of White’s family, and the two lived in the same apartment on Valencia Street, just a few blocks from where White died. The two didn’t always get along, and a few months ago White punched Jacobo, said Maria Herrera, White’s grandmother who also lives in the unit.
“I don’t know if he held it as a resentment,” Herrera said. “I don’t know.”
Police responded to a report of shots fired around 4:30 a.m. Monday, and found White suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He died on the scene.
Later that day, Jacobo acted “like nothing happened” at the apartment, Herrera said. Police arrested him that afternoon while he was walking the family dog, she said.
White grew up in the Mission District, and played football and baseball at Galileo Academy of Science & Technology. He was always quick with a joke and willing to help others, Herrera said.
“He was well-liked by the neighborhood,” she said. “Everybody knew him.”