Main | Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Suspect Cleared In Castro Shooting

San Francisco police have cleared the man they had in custody after a fatal shooting at the annual Pink Saturday pride party in the Castro.
Authorities say the .357 revolver found on 20-year-old Ed Perkins was not the weapon used to kill 19-year-old Stephen Powell in San Francisco's Castro district late Saturday. Witnesses did not place Perkins at the scene of the shooting. Perkins initially was arrested on suspicion of murder, but is now only facing charges of possessing a concealed weapon and possessing a loaded weapon. He's scheduled for arraignment Wednesday morning.
Police vowed to continue the investigation: "The San Francisco Police Department is working to apprehend the individual who marred one of our most proud celebrations by bringing deadly mayhem to our streets."

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