San Francisco police arrest suspect
in gas station fatal hit-and-run
By Brent Begin and Tamara Barak, Bay City News Service
March 31, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Officers from the San Francisco
Police Department gang taskforce arrested a suspect this morning
in connection with a deadly gas station attack Thursday afternoon,
a police spokesman said.
Police were notified of the arrest around 4:30 a.m., according
to the spokesman.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the man killed
as Andrew Kelly, 25, of Brisbane.
Police impounded a vehicle Thursday night they believe was used
to intentionally run over Kelly.
San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens described the vehicle
as "large and white." The vehicle was found parked in
the area of Mission Street and Richland Avenue -- just a few blocks
from the crime scene.
Police said Kelly was killed at 4:10 p.m. after a man ran him
down at a gas station at the corner of Mission and Randall streets.
Investigators learned from witnesses that an altercation -- possibly
a physical fight -- preceded the attack.
"It's still unclear in terms of exactly what happened but
we do think there was some sort of a dispute, which could have
been physical," said Sgt. Neville Gittens of the San Francisco
Witnesses told police the suspect might have been hurt in the
altercation before running down Kelly.
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