JaQuan Rice, 19, identified as victim of Hunters Point bus stop shooting 

A man and a teenager were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of killing a man at a Hunters Point bus stop Monday.

The victim of the shooting also was identified Tuesday by the Medical Examiner’s Office as JaQuan Rice, 19, of San Francisco.

Rice and his girlfriend were shot at the bus stop at West Point and Middle Point roads about 1 p.m. They were taken to a hospital, where Rice died from his injuries. The girlfriend, who has not been identified, is still fighting for her life, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said Tuesday.

Police announced Tuesday evening that an investigation led to the arrest of 20-year-old Derrick Hunter and a 14-year-old boy. Both of the suspects, who are being held on suspicion of homicide, are San Francisco residents, police said.

On Tuesday, Rice’s many family members and friends were mourning him. Pictures of Rice with his girlfriend have been posted on social-networking sites. Rice also was known as “Dutch.”

Rice’s grieving mother, Shakeyta Levy, wrote on Facebook that Rice deeply loved his girlfriend. Levy also had a message for her son’s killers: “To the Lord, ya’ll not invisible.”

Eight years ago, Rice was the victim of a high-profile pit bull attack in Concord that led to a ban on felons owning certain dog breeds in Contra Costa County. He reportedly suffered ligament damage and required surgery after having his arms and legs chewed on.

Rice’s death was the 18th homicide in San Francisco this year.

Meanwhile, just after midnight Tuesday, The City’s 19th homicide occurred in the Alemany housing projects in Bernal Heights. Richard Wells, 27, was shot and died less than a half-hour later at San Francisco General Hospital. There also have been no arrests in that shooting, Toomer said.

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