Family of Mitchell Warren asks public for help solving his 2016 SF homicide

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The family of a young murder victim joined San Francisco Police investigators to plead for public help in catching his killer. 

“Saturday will be Mitch’s 26th birthday, but instead of wishing him ‘happy birthday,’ we’re begging you to help us find who murdered him.”

One of Mitchell Warren’s sisters and his father spoke at the news conference, joined by many other family and friends. 

He was an electrician’s apprentice who grew up mainly in Pacifica and was living in San Francisco at the time of his murder. 

Police are looking for the suspected killer, hoping the public can help them identify the suspect seen in surveillance camera footage police say was captured before the murder which took place around 4:30 a.m. on the 700 block of Ellis Street in the Tenderloin back on Sept. 30, 2016. 

“Warren was in the area and got into an altercation with the suspect and during that altercation is what we’re looking to get to the bottom of.”

Police say this video shows the suspect after the shooting, being driven away on the handlebars by another man, whom police would say little about. 

“The driver of that bicycle and the suspect know each other… it’s very evident that they know each other and were together afterwards.”

The picture shows the suspect wearing a backwards SF Giants baseball cap and a jacket with the word “Fringe” written on the back. 

“This guy needs to be caught so some other father isn’t having to call the kids and tell them their baby brother or whoever, their uncle, has been shot and killed.”

Police are asking anyone with information on who this man is to call the SFPD 24-hour Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You can remain anonymous. 

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