SAN FRANCISCO—Authorities from the San Francisco Police Department arrested a suspect in connection to a homicide that occurred on December 14, 2013. Police have apprehended a 16-year-old, San Francisco resident for the murder. The incident in question occurred in the 500 block of Alemany Boulevard where the victim was killed during an attempted robbery.

According to a press release from the SFPD, the victim was walking in the area when he was confronted by a group of males demanding his possessions and his cell phone. The victim complied with the robbers demands as one of the suspects pulled out a handgun as the other suspects rummaged through the victim’s possessions.

The armed suspect shot the victim and the shot “glanced off the victim’s face and struck one of the robbery suspects, killing him,” states the press release. The other suspects fled the scene leaving the victim and the wounded suspect. Once police arrived on the scene, they discovered the robbery victim and the deceased suspect.  The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.

The name of the suspect will not be released as he is a minor and authorities will not be releasing a photo of the suspect. The SFPD is still investigating the crime. Anyone with further information should contact the Police Department’s Homicide Detail at 415-553-1145. They can also call the Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444. Messages can also be sent via mobile phone to Text a Tip at TIP411. Begin the message with “SFPD.”

By LaDale Anderson