SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, August 27, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) announced via social media that they have added information for a 2006 cold case homicide investigation. The department also uploaded a detailed statement about the additional information via their website.

According to the statement, SFPD confirmed that Aubrey Abrakasa Jr., the victim in a homicide case, was not a gang member at the time of his murder; he had never been a gang member in his life.

The statement notes, the investigators of this case indicated that they believed the suspect of the homicide who shot the 17-year-old high school student in 2006 is a gang member.

On August 14, Paulette Brown, Abrakasa Jr.’s mother, an advocate for homicide victims and their families, hosted an event at the corner of Grove and Baker Streets. She requested that the SFPD to release a clarification to confirm her late son did not belong to a gang. SFPD decided to oblige the advocate’s request and release a clarification.

“Representatives from SFPD’s Homicide Detail and Media Relations Unit attended the socially distanced, mask-required press event Ms. Brown hosted on August 14, 2020, at the corner of Grove and Baker Streets in San Francisco. SFPD is happy to oblige advocates’ request for additional information with this updated news release,” reads the statement via SFPD’s website.