Man accused in fatal shooting outside pot club held on $2M bail

One of two men suspected in the shooting death of a 23-year-old man during a robbery outside a San Francisco pot club earlier this month appeared for the first time in court today since his arrest on Tuesday.

Ijeoma Ogbuagu, 20, of San Francisco, was ordered held on $2 million bail, as requested by prosecutors, who have charged him with one count of murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the fatal shooting of Royshawn Holden.

Ogbuagu was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Burlingame, according to police.

He postponed his arraignment and plea entry until Monday while his newly appointed attorney reviews the case.

Holden, also of San Francisco, was shot at about 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 outside the Mr. Nice Guy marijuana dispensary at the corner of Valencia Street and Duboce Avenue.

Homicide Inspector Dennis Maffei said Holden had just come out of the dispensary when he was confronted at his car by two men, believed to be Ogbuagu and 24-year-old Julius Hughes, who is still at large. Hughes is considered armed and dangerous.

Officers found Holden lying in the street, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died at San Francisco General Hospital.

Maffei said police are asking Hughes, whose primary residence is in San Francisco but who reportedly has family in other parts of Northern California, to turn himself in.

If anyone knows where Hughes may be, they are asked to call police, Maffei said. They can call the San Francisco police homicide detail at (415) 553-1145 or the confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444.

Police have posted a photograph of Hughes at www.sfgov.org/police.

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