Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Man killed in Duboce Triangle robbery

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a San Francisco man who was killed in a robbery in Duboce Triangle early this morning (Monday, November 24).

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim as Michael Marquez, 22.

According to police, Marquez and two other men were walking in near Henry and Noe streets at 12:38 a.m. when five other men approached them.

One of the men pointed a handgun at Marquez and his companions, both in their early 20s, and shot Marquez, police said. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was dead on arrival, according to Officer Grace Gatpandan, a police spokeswoman. Gatpandan said in a summary that the suspects had been in a “dark color sedan” and fled the scene in a vehicle.

She described the suspects only as black men of “unknown age.” No arrests had been made as of Monday morning.

A smartphone, wallet, and backpack were stolen during the incident, which occurred two blocks north of the popular gay eatery Café Flore.

In an interview, Officer Albie Esparza, an SFPD spokesman, said the suspects fled on foot, but “I don’t know what the specifics are … investigators are still interviewing victims and witnesses.” Police were also trying to get more detailed descriptions of the suspects, Esparza said.

He couldn’t say where Marquez and the others had been and where they’d been going, and said, “In homicides, we don’t release that information.”

Anyone with information in the case may contact the police anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411. Type “SFPD” in the subject line and then the tip. The case number is 140 993 755.

“Our investigators would like to have as much information as possible” so they can get the suspects “off our streets,” Esparza said.

The Bay Area Reporter plans to report more on this story as it develops.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, November 24, 2014 @ 6:11 pm PST
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