Kevin Epps (Courtesy SFPD)

SF arts community in shock over arrest of local filmmaker for homicide

San Francisco’s arts community was reportedly shocked Tuesday to learn local filmmaker Kevin Epps was arrested the day before on suspicion of fatally shooting another man in Glen Park.

Officers responded to the shooting at 1:34 p.m. Monday at a home in the 100 block of Addison Street, where they found a man in his 40s who had been shot, according to police. The man died at the scene.

Epps, 48, was taken into custody on suspicion of homicide and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Epps was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Monday night.

Board of Supervisors President London Breed on Tuesday described Epps as “a good person,” and called his arrest a shock to the arts community.

Epps, who grew up at least in part on Potrero Hill, is known for films about Bayview Hunters Point — including Straight Outta Hunters Point in 2003 — as well as a film about black inmates on Alcatraz,The Black Rock AKA Black Alcatraz, in 2009.

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