Suspects arrested in teenager’s killing 

On the day she was honored by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, police arrested two suspects in the March 16 killing of 17-year-old Daly City resident Antwanisha Morgan.

Kamisha Gray, 22, of San Francisco, and a 14-year-old male juvenile were arrested Wednesday morning at unknown locations. Each was charged with one count of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

Morgan was to be honored with a resolution by the commission for her activism against violence, according to her family. But those who knew her were grateful that it was "justice and not revenge" in tracking down her alleged shooters.

On March 16 at approximately 8:10 p.m., a male exited a car outside the Bayview Hunters Point Foundation for Community Improvement and fired numerous shots into groups standing outside. Morgan was struck in the chest and later died at San Francisco General Hospital. A 17-year-old San Francisco male was also shot in the leg.

Morgan, a Daly City resident and a senior at South San Francisco High School, was volunteering at the center. On track to attend college, she also served as the anchor for the high school morning news program and sang with the choir at Providence Baptist Church in the Bayview.

San Francisco police Sgt. Steve Mannina said detectives had yet to determine whether the crime was gang-related or said it was "definitely something that’s being looked at."

The motive and whom the intended target was in shooting is still under investigation, Mannina said.

"There are things that are still unanswered," the sergeant said.

Her great-aunt Juanita Miles, a former member of the Commission on the Status of Women, and Providence pastor Rev. Calvin Jones Jr., both were grateful to see that "justice and not revenge" had prevailed in tracking down suspects.

"It’s been challenging but hopefully her little life will not have been in vain — and nor her death," Miles said. "It doesn’t honor Antwanisha’s life and how she lived it to be violent."

She thanked the community for the outpouring of support and information provided detectives, saying "normally people are so terrified that they don’t talk."

"Obviously, somebody is talking," Miles said.

Morgan, a senior, was the third member of the South San Francisco High School community to die in 2007. On Jan. 13, 16-year-old Josue Zendejas, a former student who had moved to Hayward in October with his family, was killed in a car accident involving a drunken driver.

A week later, on Jan. 20 Stella Blue Kraft, a 16-year-old junior at the high school, died in a car accident when the car she was riding crashed on Interstate 80 near Vacaville.

dsmith@examiner.com

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