A 22-year-old man who police said was slain in San Francisco on Sunday over a PlayStation 4 gaming console he was trying to sell was back home in the Bay Area for the Thanksgiving holiday, a family member said Monday.
Ikenna Uwakah was a student at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, and was home visiting family for the long weekend, according to his brother, Obinna Uwakah.
The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. near Mendell Street and Galvez Avenue in the Bayview district, where police said Uwakah went with his girlfriend to meet the buyer after arranging the sale online.
Police said Uwakah, a Daly City resident, was shot even before he got out of his car. Afterward, he was driven to a spot near Bayshore Boulevard and Jerrold Avenue, where officers were called. They found him wounded in the passenger seat of the car.
He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died a short time later, police said.
Police took a suspect into custody Monday morning in connection with the shooting, and have identified him as Ronnie Collins, a 21-year-old San Francisco resident.
Collins was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted robbery, police said.
Obinna Uwakah said his family is stunned by Ikenna’s death. He described his brother as “a kid that brightened up every room he arrived in.”
The killing remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Police Department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-1145 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.