Police arrest two suspects in double homicide near Crocker Amazon Playground 

click to enlarge Two men have been arrested in connection with a double homicide that took place near Cocker Amazon Playground earlier this month. - MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
  • Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File Photo
  • Two men have been arrested in connection with a double homicide that took place near Cocker Amazon Playground earlier this month.

Two 21-year-old men have been arrested in connection with a double homicide near Crocker Amazon Playground earlier this month, San Francisco police said Tuesday.

Davante Robinson and Gregory Morton III were arrested last week following a joint investigation by the San Francisco and Daly City police departments that included The City’s gang task force unit, said San Francisco Officer Grace Gatpandan. Both men are San Francisco residents.

Robinson had been in custody since March 11 on stolen vehicle charges, police said. Morton was arrested last week during a probation search. Both men were then booked Thursday on the homicide counts.

The San Francisco District Attorney's Office has charged Robinson and Morton in connection with the homicides and their arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday.

The pair are suspected in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Kenyatta Butler and 19-year-old Donzel Gaines, who were both killed 9:30 a.m. March 9 as they sat in a car in the parking lot adjacent to the playground's soccer fields.

Butler died at the scene, and Gaines was pronounced dead after being taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

The shooting preceded another homicide near the park this past Saturday night. A male victim was shot at Geneva Avenue and Moscow Street, and was later pronounced dead at SFGH.

Anyone with information about the homicides is encouraged to contact San Francisco police anonymously at (415) 575-4444 or by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.

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