Four years after an elderly man died after being beaten by a group of teenage boys in San Francisco’s Bayview District, police today asked again for the public’s help in solving the case and highlighted a $100,000 reward.
On Jan. 24, 2010, four years ago this Friday, 83-year-old Huan Chen was attacked as he left a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail stop at Third Street and Oakdale Avenue to walk to his nearby assisted-living facility, police said.
Previously: $100,000 Reward Remains Unclaimed In Three-Year-Old Fatal Beating Case (January 25, 2013)
$100,000 Reward Offered For Capture Of Suspects In Bayview Beating Death (January 18, 2012)
SFPD Seeking Public’s Help In Case Of Elderly Man Fatally Beaten Last Year (March 11, 2011)
The attack involved a group of five teens, who hit Chen on the back of the head, causing him to fall and strike his head on the pavement. He was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two months later, according to police.
The teens fled after the beating and have still not been identified. The mayor’s office is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to their arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to call homicide Inspector Mike Morley at (415) 553-1145, the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News