Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

SF mayor asks for public’s help to solve killing of artist known as Bubbles

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Anthony ‘Bubbles’ Torres

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is asking the public to help police make an arrest in the killing of Anthony “Bubbles” Torres, the LGBT artist who was fatally shot over the weekend in the Tenderloin neighborhood.

“We are asking the community to cooperate with the police so we can bring Bubbles’ killer to justice,” Lee said in a statement Friday. “We will expend all efforts necessary to support the investigation of this crime.”

He said police are “working vigorously to solve” the case, and “while initial reports do not indicate that the killing was motivated by hate, we are nonetheless shocked and saddened that one of San Francisco’s most colorful activists has been lost to violence.”

The mayor added that officials “want to express our support for members of the LGBT community affected by this terrible news. San Francisco is a place of love, peace and compassion, and we want every person who lives in this city to feel secure and protected.”

Anyone who feels unsafe is encouraged to contact the San Francisco LGBT Community Center at (415) 865-5555 for information on support and resources.

People with information about Torres’ killing may call the San Francisco Police Department’s Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411. Begin the text message with “SFPD.” Tips may be reported anonymously. The incident number is 170 735 890.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, September 15, 2017 @ 5:53 pm PST
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