Teenage boy arrested for fatal shooting at Metreon
By Laura Dudnick and Maya Strausberg
November 12, 2007
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the fatal
shooting of Michael Price Jr., 18, at the AMC Loews Metreon
movie theater in San Francisco Sunday night, Sgt. Neville Gittens
Shots rang out just after 7 p.m. in the lobby of the theater,
located at the intersection of Mission and Fourth streets, according
Price was struck with numerous bullets and was transported to
San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at
7:30 p.m., Gittens said.
Police believe Price was shot following an argument with the
suspect but that the shooting is not gang-related and Price and
the suspect did not know each other prior to the altercation.
"This does not appear gang-related," Gittens said.
He added that the shooting is believed to be "an isolated
"There is no indication that they knew each other prior"
to the fight, Gittens said.
Officers directing traffic near the theater heard the shots fired
and responded to the scene, Gittens said.
The officers obtained a description of the suspect and located
him about a block away from the theater, according to Gittens.
The suspect remains in custody today and faces homicide and gun-related
charges, Gittens said.
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