Boudin won’t file murder charges in Tenderloin shooting of mother
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
The San Francisco district attorney’s office declined to file murder charges against two suspects arrested this week in the killing of a woman during an early morning dispute in the Tenderloin.
The suspects, a 17-year-old juvenile and 18-year-old Kevin Lopez-Figueroa, were charged with gun possession after being arrested last Friday on suspicion of killing 32-year-old Emma Hunt on Jan. 5.
The juvenile, who was not identified, and Lopez-Figueroa remain in custody pending upcoming detention hearings.
“The case remains under investigation,” said Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.
The San Francisco Police Department announced the arrests Monday following a gathering by community activists and two city supervisors at Larkin and O’Farrell streets, where Hunt was fatally shot.
The supervisors, Shamann Walton and Matt Haney, whose district includes the Tenderloin, were working to bring attention to Hunt’s slaying along with the recent killings of two other black women in the city that have left 11 children without mothers.