SFPD identifies suspect in Western Addition homicide
By Adam Martin, Bay City News
March 8, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco police say they have
identified a suspect in Monday's fatal shooting in the Western
Dwayne Young, 27, of Oakland, was shot and killed at 1:45 p.m.
Monday in the 1600 block of Eddy Street, according to the Medical
Examiner's office. He died in San Francisco General Hospital later.
Homicide Inspector Michael Johnson said today that police have
identified a suspect in that shooting, but that they require more
evidence than they currently have in order to make an arrest.
"It's never really a mystery who did it. To get enough evidence
to send them to jail is the hard part,'' Johnson said.
Neighbors called police Monday after hearing gunshots, Johnson
said. Responding officers found Young lying in a courtyard, suffering
from several gunshot wounds.
Young had been standing around with several people when he became
involved in some kind of argument with one of them, Johnson said.
That person went and got a gun, Johnson said, and came back and
Johnson said Young was a regular visitor of the neighborhood,
and had been shot at in a separate incident about six months ago.
"I would say it's kind of gang-related,'' Johnson said.
"You know, they're gangsters and they get in arguments.''
The argument, he said, could have been over just about anything.
"It doesn't take much.''
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