Two months after a woman was fatally shot near a gay nightclub in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, police still have not made any arrests in the case, despite releasing the name and photo of the suspect soon after the incident.
Melquiesha “Mel” Warren, 23, had been celebrating the birthday of her partner at Club OMG, 43 Sixth Street, before Warren was killed at about 2:10 a.m. November 17.
Shortly after the incident, police announced they were looking for Michael Sione Green, 23, as the man who allegedly shot Warren and another woman.
Officer Gordon Shyy, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department, said an email this week that an investigator in the homicide unit couldn’t answer questions, including what the biggest challenge is to finding and arresting Green, because “most of [the] questions are items that would compromise the investigation.”
In the November 17 incident, after they’d left Club OMG, Warren and a friend got into a “minor” car accident in a parking lot nearby, police said in a news release.
A woman approached Warren’s friend, who was the car’s driver, and tried to open her door. Warren got out of the car “in an attempt to calm down the angry female suspect,” police said. Green appeared with a gun and shot Warren and the car’s driver, according to police.
Warren was shot in the head, and her friend was shot in the torso. Both were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where Warren was pronounced dead. Her friend was eventually released.
Green, whom police described as “extremely dangerous,” was last seen wearing a beard and long hair past his shoulders and has been described as Tongan. He is 5 feet 11 inches and 230 pounds, and he may be traveling in a 2001 Mercedes with California license plate 4UIP704. The woman who approached Warren’s friend has been described as Pacific Islander, over 6 feet tall, in her early 20s, and wearing a red dress.
Anyone who knows Green’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.
People who knew Warren have described her as ambitious and kind. She was originally from Oakland and graduated in 2012 from California State University, Sacramento with a criminal justice degree.
Superior Court records in San Mateo County show that he has a violent history that includes assault and domestic violence charges.
Anyone with information in the case can contact the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575- 4444. People may also text a tip to TIP411. Type SFPD in the subject line. The incident number is 130 973 739.