Lee Sullivan, 22, of San Francisco is the third person charged with murder in connection with a shooting into a Hunters Point Muni shelter two months ago that killed 19-year-old JaQuan Rice and wounded his girlfriend, police said Tuesday.
Sullivan was arrested last week following an investigation that involved members of the homicide unit, gang task force and Bayview patrol officers, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. Further details about the bust were not released.
Sullivan was subsequently charged with a host of felonies including murder, attempted murder, assault with a semi-automatic firearm and possession of cocaine for sale, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said Tuesday.
He is also facing various gun and gang enhancements, said Bastian, adding that Sullivan remains in custody on $5 million bail and is expected to be arraigned Thursday.
Derrick Hunter, 22, and his 14-year-old brother face similar charges related to the June 24 shooting. Hunter, also in custody on $5 million bail, pleaded not guilty and is expected in court Sept. 5 for a preliminary hearing, Bastian said.
The incident occurred about 1 p.m. when Rice and his 17-year-old girlfriend were fired upon while they were inside the bus shelter at Middle Point and West Point roads. Rice died at the hospital and his girlfriend survived.
Police have not named a motive for the killing.
Rice was a rapper who went by the name G.S. Dutch and whose lyrics discussed the gangster lifestyle in Hunters Point. In one music video, he professed his love to his girlfriend in the very Muni shelter where he was killed.
In July, loved ones took to the streets chanting the slain rapper's lyrics (video from that gathering is below).
Police are asking the public to come forward if they know of anyone else involved in the attack."Investigators are working around the clock trying to develop new leads," Toomer said.
Tips can be passed onto Inspectors John Cagney or Tom Newland at (415) 553-1145, or can be given anonymously at (415) 575-4444. Messages can also be sent via mobile phone to Text a Tip at TIP411.