SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department has made an arrest in the murder of 6-year-old, Jace Young.
“Investigators from the SFPD Homicide Detail developed information that led to the identity of a suspect in the murder. The suspect was identified as 18-year-old James Harbor of San Francisco,” revealed the San Francisco Police Department in a press release.
Young was shot to death on July 4, 2020, at 10:44 p.m. when he was watching the fireworks. Authorities indicate the shooting occurred on the unit block of Whitfield Court in San Francisco.
Harbor was arrested on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 around 4:25 p.m. on the 100 block of Font Boulevard. He was booked on charges of unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle and receiving a stolen vehicle. The charges involving the vehicle are the result of a separate incident. A motive for the shooting has not yet been disclosed.
“We are grateful for the support that the community has lent to our homicide investigation, which resulted in an arrest yesterday. This remains an active case, however, and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure that justice is done for Jace Young, and to reaffirm our shared resolve that there is no place for this kind of senseless violence in San Francisco. We continue to welcome the community’s cooperation and ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the San Francisco Police Department,” said Chief of Police William Scott.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office jail records indicate that Harbor was booked for two charges of murder, one charge of conspiracy to commit a crime, and two charges of an assault with a semi-automatic firearm. His next court appearance is set for January 12 at 9 a.m. and he is being held without bond.
Even though the police have made an arrest in the case, they are asking for the public’s help to provide any information by calling their 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444. Another option is to Text the SFPD at TIP411 and start the message with “SFPD.” All tipsters will remain anonymous.