Closing arguments are set to start Thursday in the trial of a Richmond man accused of a 2010 fatal shooting outside a nightclub near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
Keandre Davis, 22, is charged with murder for the death of 19-year-old Lawon Hall outside Club Suede at 383 Bay St. on Feb. 7, 2010. Three other people were also injured in the shooting.
Prosecutors have said Davis and another suspect cornered Hall as he was leaving the club and shot him multiple times.
Davis was arrested at the scene after a patrol special officer, Robert Burns, witnessed the shooting and shot him when he and the other suspect would not stop and drop their weapons, prosecutors said.
Patrol special officers are authorized under the city charter to provide supplemental police patrols and contract to perform private security for local businesses.
A man suspected of being the second shooter was arrested in the days after the murder but prosecutors declined to file charges against him.
Club Suede has since been ordered permanently closed by a judge.
Opening statements in the trial began on April 30 and Burns was the first witness to testify.
Closing arguments are set to start at 9 a.m. Thursday at the San Francisco Hall of Justice.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News