A man who was fatally shot in a home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood on Monday night has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 28-year-old Richard Fowler Jr.The shooting was reported at 9:38 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of Franconia Street.
Fowler Jr. was taken to a hospital but pronounced dead upon arrival, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Police arrested Anthony Wright, a 34-year-old San Francisco resident, suspected of fatally shooting Fowler Jr. in the head, Esparza said.
Wright was seen fleeing from the home and entering a nearby home on Holladay Avenue. Police took Wright into custody at the home on Holladay Avenue, Esparza said.Police booked Wright in county jail this afternoon on suspicion of murder and weapons related charges, Lieutenant Troy Dangerfield said.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation, Esparza said. The homicide is San Francisco’s 45th of 2011. At the same point last year, there had been 37 homicides in the city.
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