Altar set up at the scene of Tuesday's shooting. Photo by Julian Mark

Police have arrested three men in connection with the March 16 homicide of 26-year-old Demondre Perkins, who was apparently inside of Al Hamra, a restaurant on 16th Street, when he was shot to death. 

The San Francisco Police Department said that, on Monday, they arrested 19-year-old Oscar Ticas of Alameda, along with 20-year-old Rodrigo Tellez and 20-year-old Bryan Moreno, both of San Francisco. All three have been booked into San Francisco County Jail. 

Ticas was booked on charges of homicide, conspiracy, carrying a loaded firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm and participating in a gang. 

Tellez was booked on charges of homicide, conspiracy, felon in possession of a firearm, committing a felony while out on bail or released on own recognizance, and participating in a gang. 

Moreno was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of homicide, conspiracy and participating in a gang.

“This case is still under active investigation,” the department said in a press release. 

Perkins appeared to work with Larkin Street Youth Services, a nonprofit that focuses on at-risk youth, according to his LinkedIn profile. An altar set up in front of the restaurant days after the shooting indicated his nickname was “Spunks.” 

Police want to remind the public that “While arrests have been made, this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444; Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.”

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Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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    1. ???
      I’m so sorry. I just lost someone the same way I that area. It really hurts. It looks like Demondre was doing noble work with at risk youth. So tragic. Must be stopped.

  1. With what is going on and the economy about to hit rock bottom from this after this whole pandemic is over, and who knows when, the gangs and criminals are the ones we need to worry about, they will be taking advantage and finding every opportunity to hurt every innocent person in their wake, this just tells you how crazy times are how everything aims with this idea and this perception that we need to hurt one another, and why, why does it have to boil down to this, these men did not have to do this, they did not have to take a life, but they did by choice and ego. We need to stick together and take care of one another, gangs, criminals and those of abuse in authority do not have this empathy, or compassion, they lack it to such a great degree there is no convincing them to look at things in a different way. I am glad they identified these men, they would have had another victim. By taking evil and senseless people out of our communities we prevent more deaths from happening.

  2. I wish witnesses stepped forward and identified these suspects. But I expect, no witnesses did and identification came from surveillance videos.

    Interesting that SFPD booked them under gang laws. The DA ran against gang enhancements. Hope Julian follows up with the specific charges if these suspects are indicted by the DA. Absent eyewitness testimony, it will be harder to convict anyone charged. That would force the DA to negotiate plea deals that water down the the consequences and give defense lawyers opportunity to create reasonable doubt of guilt that the witness is lying to get favorable treatment.

    BTW, I wonder how it is that while refusal to come forward as a witness is justified because of fear of reprisal, that fear of reprisal doesn’t exist for those who make plea bargains and give testimony? Seems to me, people involved would be at the most risk of reprisals because they have mutual acquaintances with the people they testify against.

    1. SFPD is continuing to investigate and book violent offenders. Recently i was visciously assaulted at the same corner…entire mission station have done their hard work to arrest and charge my assailant

  3. I am so glad they got those absolute fools off the streets.msybe now,Dee can rest in peace.

  4. “Tellez was booked on charges of….committing a felony while out on bail or released on own recognizance…”

    Why does this not surprise me. Who’s responsible for this mistake, Gascon or Boudin?

        1. One in the ground, multiple in prison? We didn’t put them there, they put themselves there for the most part.