SFPD releases descriptions of ‘persons of interest’ in killing of homeless man

Police have released the descriptions of two men caught on video surveillance who may have played a part in the killing of a homeless man found in a Marina District doorway in May.

Kelly Freeman, 32, was shot as he slept on the steps of a building near Alhambra Street and Majorca Way on May 10. No arrests have been made.

“Homicide investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of
interest in this case. A surveillance camera captured images of the two subjects,” the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement Tuesday.

The police descriptions of the two men are not detailed, except for their clothing, but their images are the first part of the investigation to be made public.

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The first person captured by the video is a man who was wearing a maroon or purple hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans. He was also wearing black Converse-like shoes with white laces.

The second man caught on video was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket with white trim and dark pants. He was wearing Air Jordan 13-style basketball shoes.

Police believed the shooting took place between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. They were notified of Kelly by a resident of the building, who reported that he thought Kelly was sleeping.

When police arrived to do a wellness check, they discovered Kelly was injured. Once he was taken to the hospital, it was discovered he had been shot.

Kelly, who appeared to be homeless, is not the first person living on the streets to be a target of violence. In 2014, 67-year-old Tai Lam was beaten to death in the Financial District by a group of men, several of whom were arrested late last year and charged with murder.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with “SFPD.”

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