Tips sought in unsolved public killing

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerScene of the crime: Lawrence Richardson was fatally shot after leaving this market at the intersection of Divisadero and Eddy streets April 2.

Police are asking for the public’s help in determining who killed a young man on a busy San Francisco thoroughfare in April.

Lawrence Richardson, 21, was shot multiple times shortly after 10:30 p.m. on April 2 as he was leaving a grocery store at the intersection of Divisadero and Eddy streets.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He is survived his mother, father, and his 1-year-old daughter, according to police.

Police believe there was more than one person involved in the shooting, and investigators are seeking possible witnesses to the crime or anyone with information that may lead to arrests in the case.

Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or anyone who may have information about the killing.

Police are asking anyone with relevant information to  call Inspectors Robert Velarde or Daniel  Dedet or Sgt. Scott Warnke of the Police Department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-1145

People wishing to remain anonymous can call the department’s tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 and start the message with “SFPD.”

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