ID# 08-362 San Francisco, CA
The second of two men suspected in the shooting death of a 23-year-old man during a robbery outside a San Francisco pot club in September has been arrested in the East Bay, authorities reported today. Julius Hughes, 25, was arrested Friday at his home in Brentwood and brought to San Francisco County Jail today on charges of murder and robbery, according to spokespersons with police and the sheriff’s department. Hughes’ initial appearance in court has not yet been set. Hughes and Ijeoma Ogbuagu, 21, of San Francisco, are suspected in the Sept. 14 fatal shooting of Royshawn Holden outside the Mr. Nice Guy marijuana dispensary at the corner of Valencia Street and Duboce Avenue. Ogbuagu, who was arrested Sept. 23 in Burlingame, is awaiting trial on one count of murder and two counts of robbery. A San Francisco Superior Court judge held him to answer on the charges on Oct. 22. Police have said Holden, who had a medical marijuana card, and a close friend of his had pooled $23 that night and drove in Holden’s white Lexus to the club to buy marijuana. Ogbuagu and Hughes had apparently been watching Holden and his friend, and allegedly robbed them at gunpoint of the marijuana, their cell phones and $2 cash, and fatally shot Holden, according to police. Holden’s friend fled and survived the robbery, and later returned to the scene and spoke with police.
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