shooting_nighttime.jpgNew evidence has come forward in the killing of an alleged pimp in San Francisco last month that appears to show the suspects meeting up just prior to and after the shooting, District Attorney George Gascon said at a news conference today.

A surveillance video obtained by San Francisco police appears to show defendants Barry Gilton, Alfonso Williams and Antonio Gilton together in the 1400 block of Grove Street shortly before allegedly shooting Calvin Sneed near Meade and Le Conte avenues in the city’s Bayview District on June 4, Gascon said.

Surveillance video also shows the trio meeting at that same block of Grove Street shortly after the murder before going their separate ways, Gascon said.

In addition to the video, phone records also show the three together in the Bayview District at the time of the shooting, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m., prosecutors said.

Sneed, 22, was a Los Angeles-area man who was allegedly pimping the 17-year-old daughter of San Francisco residents Barry Gilton and Lupe Mercado. The couple was arrested in the days after the shooting, while Antonio Gilton, Barry’s cousin, and Williams were arrested on Wednesday.

“Revenge outside of the law is not justice within it,” Gascon said. “The parents did not turn to the San Francisco Police Department but instead turned to other people and conspired to commit a murder.”

All four have pleaded not guilty to murder charges and are being held in lieu of $2 million bail. They are scheduled to return to court July 12.

Giovanni Albanese, Bay City News

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