San Francisco police have announced the Thursday arrest of a 16-year-old male wanted in a robbery-turned-homicide on Alemany Boulevard earlier this month. The crime on December 14 not only left the robbery victim wounded, but also claimed an unlikely murder victim: a fellow robbery suspect.
A man was walking on the 500 block of Alemany Boulevard not far from the Alemany Farmers’ Market when he was approached and then surrounded by a group of males and held at gunpoint. The victim did not resist while the suspects demanded his cell phone and rifled through his possessions. The suspect holding the gun then fired, and the shot glanced off the victim’s face and struck one of the robbery suspects, killing him.
The remaining suspects then fled the scene, and police arrived to find the injured robbery victim as well as the deceased robbery suspect. The robbery victim was taken to San Francisco General and treated for his wounds.
Since the suspect is a minor, police will not be releasing his photo or name to the public, but the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information should contact the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Detail at 415-553-1145. They can also call the Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444. Messages can also be sent via mobile phone to Text a Tip at TIP411. Begin the message with “SFPD.”