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Lamonte Mims, Fantasy Decuir Arrested For Twin Peaks Homicide

Lamonte Mims. Photo courtesy of the SFPD.

SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested two suspects in connection to a Twin Peaks homicide that occurred on July 17. According to a press release from the SFPD, on July 17 at approximately 7:56 a.m., a jogger administered CPR to the victim, and a marked SFPD unit arrived on the scene and provided medical aid for Edward French, 71, of San Francisco who was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Investigators determined that French had been shot during a robbery in which the suspects stole a camera. On July 28 at approximately 10:19 a.m., an armed robbery took place at St. Mary’s Cathedral Square at Geary Boulevard and Gough Street. During the July 28 incident, a 53 year-old male and a 33 year-old female victim were robbed of their camera and wallet at gunpoint. Investigators from SFPD’s Northern Station Investigation Team (SIT) were able to identify the suspects in the St. Mary’s robbery.

During that investigation, Northern Station Investigators and Homicide Detail Investigators developed additional information that helped them identify the suspects in the death of Edward French. It was revealed that the culprits were the same suspects in the robbery at St. Mary’s.

On Thursday, August 3, Fantasy Decuir, 20, of San Francisco was charged with robbery and conspiracy. Lamonte Mims, 19, of Patterson, was charged with robbery, conspiracy, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, and committing an offense while out on bail or while released on his own recognizance from a prior offense.

On Monday, August 7, Decuir was charged with homicide, robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a crime. Mims was booked for homicide, robbery and being a principal of a crime and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Decuir’s booking photo is not available at this time. Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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