MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
January 14, 2011
San Francisco Police Arrest Suspect in
Brazen Polk Street Cafe Homicide
San Francisco Police have arrested a suspect in the brazen Polk Street Café shooting death
which occurred on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
Yesterday at 4:24pm, San Francisco police officers responded to a shooting call on the 900
Block of Polk Street. Officers found Terry Turner, age 29, of San Francisco, inside the
café suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Turner died at the scene. Preliminary
investigation revealed that the suspect chased Mr. Turner through the occupied café to a back
room where he shot Mr. Turner multiple times. This back room contained two large picture
windows that faced the street. The suspect fled the scene and no café patrons were injured in the
As a result of interviews and the review of physical evidence, police developed information on
possible suspects. Leads and tips from the community led to the identity of a person of interest.
On Friday, January 14, 2011 Homicide Inspectors arrested a 30 year old male, San Francisco
resident for this homicide. Release of the suspect’s identity is pending formal booking at
As a result of the collaborative efforts of SFPD Officers, Homicide Inspectors, Crime Scene
Investigators and members of the community who came forward with information, the San
Francisco Police Department was able to identify the suspect of this brazen homicide. The
Police Department conducted an exhaustive investigation and used every available resource to
solve this crime and make and arrest in under twenty four hours.
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Last updated: 1/24/2011 2:24:37 PM