San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in solving a murder that occurred exactly seven years ago today outside a nightclub in the city’s South of Market neighborhood.
Alberto Casillas, 20, was slain shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2007, as he drove his silver 2007 GMC Yukon in the area of Folsom and 13th streets, police said.
Casillas’ mother will join homicide inspectors at 2 p.m. today at the scene of the shooting to raise more awareness about the killing and try to solve the case.
Casillas had been confronted hours earlier by two suspects at Club Caliente, a nearby nightclub that has since shut down, police said.
The suspects brandished a firearm during the initial confrontation and as Casillas and his friends drove away from the area, the suspects opened fire. Casillas was struck and later died at San Francisco General Hospital, according to police.
The first suspect was described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old who is 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 200-plus pounds, has a dark complexion and was wearing a black jacket, black T-shirt with a white square in the chest area and a logo inside the square, police said.
The second suspect was also described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old and is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and was clean-shaven with a short haircut and a dark-colored T-shirt at the time of the shooting.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the San Francisco Police Department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-1145. People wishing to remain anonymous can call (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News