Third Arrest Announced, But Motive Still Unclear In Muni Stop Homicide

Investigators last week arrested a third suspect in a fatal shooting in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood in June, police said today.

Lee Sullivan, 22, was arrested last Wednesday in connection with the June 24 shooting at a bus stop at West Point and Middle Point roads. The shooting killed 19-year-old Jaquan Rice and wounded a 17-year-old girl, police spokesman Sgt. Dennis Toomer said.

Sullivan has been charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, possession of cocaine base for sale and other crimes. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Thursday, district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian said.

Two other suspects were arrested following the shooting. Derrick Hunter, 20, and his brother Quincy Hunter, 14, who is being charged as an adult, have pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the case.

Police and prosecutors have not released a possible motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call Inspector John Cagney, Inspector Tom Newland or Sgt. John Burke of the Police Department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-1145.

People wishing to remain anonymous can call a tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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