No charges filed against woman in tourist's homicide

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a woman who police say lured a Louisiana man on vacation in The City to his death in a Bayview-Hunters Point housing project early Sunday.

The victim, identified as Michael Bailey of Baton Rouge, was fatally shot while in the unit block of Double Rock Street in the Alice Griffith projects. Bailey, a father of three and a senior at Southern University, was visiting his cousin, who lives in the Bay Area.

Bailey met the woman at City Nights nightclub while out with some friends, police spokesman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said. The men agreed to give the woman a ride home, and she directed them to the Hunters Point housing complex.

At 3:40 a.m., a gunman approached the car and ordered everyone out, Tomioka said. Accomplices began going through their pockets, and after a verbal exchange, the suspect shot Bailey.

The assailant was described as a 6-foot to 6-foot-2 black man in his early 20s, weighing 180 pounds to 200 pounds, with dreadlocks and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in finding the gunman. The 21-year-old woman was originally booked in county jail on robbery and homicide charges. But the evidence just wasn’t there to take the case to a judge, according to the District Attorney’s office.

The District Attorney’s office is working closely with the San Francisco Police Department in following up on a number of promising leads in the investigation of the robbery and murder of Bailey, said District Attorney’s Office spokesman Brian Buckelew.

“There is insufficient evidence to charge the case today, but we are hopeful that charges against all of those involved in this heinous crime will be forthcoming,” he said.

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