Friends and co-workers are mourning the loss of a young Bay Area media agency professional who was shot dead last weekend during a dispute at a Nob Hill apartment complex.
Investigators have been tight-lipped about The City’s 12th homicide of the year, which occurred in the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. But on Monday, 66-year-old Robert E. Graves was charged with murder, among other counts, in the killing of Geoffrey Greer, 24.
Greer was apparently involved in a dispute with Graves before the shooting occurred. Police have not revealed what led to the argument or why Graves might have shot Greer.
Graves is listed in public records as living at 1135 Pacific Ave. He is currently in custody at San Francisco General Hospital, said spokeswoman Susan Fahey of the Sheriff’s Department. Authorities would not reveal why he is being held there, although he was not injured during the shooting or while being arrested.
Greer worked as a senior associate in The City for the global media agency MEC, according to a company spokeswoman. He was described by co-workers at the company’s Second Street offices as “smart, hard-working and well-loved,” the spokeswoman said. Colleagues also said he was a big San Francisco Giants fan.
“We are deeply saddened … and our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” said the spokeswoman, who is based in London.
Greer reportedly spent his childhood in five different countries on three continents, she said. According to his LinkedIn profile, Greer attended Singapore American School before attending high school at Monte Vista in Danville. He later graduated from Cal Poly-San Louis Obispo, earning a degree in business administration and marketing management.
Graves is the author of a book titled “The Art of Psychic Dice,” which reportedly details how a craps player can use psychokinesis to gain favorable outcomes.