San Francisco police have released an audio clip of one of two suspects wanted for the slaying of a man during a home-invasion robbery last week in the city’s Sunset District.
The suspect’s voice is overheard during a 911 call made by a victim during the Wednesday robbery in which 44-year-old Xiao “Ben” Xiong Luo. Luo, of San Francisco, was fatally shot at a home in the 2400 block of Moraga St., according to police.
Police said two males wearing masks and armed with handguns entered the home, tied up nine other people, and shot Luo once in the chest at about 5:45 p.m.
Luo, who was not bound, was pronounced dead at the scene. The others were not injured.
No arrests have been made.
In the audio clip, a suspect can be heard telling a victim, “Go in the house and don’t move, don’t move. Be calm, shut the fuck up.” The call was made by one of the victims, who had attempted to tell the emergency dispatcher the location of the robbery.
Police have also posted photographs and video footage of the suspects taken from surveillance cameras mounted on the home in an effort to reach out to the public and obtain additional information on the case.
“We’re trying to increase our exposure in terms of the medium the Web site provides,” police spokesman Officer Boaz Mariles said today.
Mariles described the suspect whose voice is heard in the audio clip as a Hispanic man, 18 to 23 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, 140 pounds with light sideburns. He appeared to be wearing a brown beanie with a brim, gray pull-over hooded sweatshirt, tan jeans, black gloves and tan or gray backpack at the time of the robbery and shooting.
The second suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 20 to 24 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches and 170 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball hat, plaid Pendleton-style jacket, dark jeans and black shoes. Mariles said it appears he walks with a limp.
That suspect also appears to have left with a red and white bag stolen from the home. Police have declined to comment on what exactly what taken in the robbery.
Police Chief George Gascon on Friday acknowledged media reports that the home may have been used for prostitution, but said, “We’re not prepared to call it a brothel yet.”
Gascon said he wanted to be careful not to implicate the victims in illegal activity, or compromise the active probe into Luo’s murder.
“It’s a very complex investigation,” he said. “There are a lot of moving parts.”