Video shows violent Tenderloin cafe shooting

January 14, 2011 9:22:16 PM PST
It may have been over a debt or a laptop; whatever the motive, a killer chased his victim through the streets. The man was chased at gunpoint through San Francisco's Tenderloin District, into a cafe and shot dead. The security camera shows an act of cold-blooded murder.

Friday, family and friends headed to the Jebena Coffee Shop where Terry Turner was murdered. Among them was Rio Flores, who says he is a distant cousin.

"It was really, really gruesome and brutally violent and it really scares me, like, this is my neighborhood," Flores said.

The owner opened up the back of the coffee shop so people could bring in flowers to a memorial perched atop a small table near where 29-year-old Turner was chased and then shot execution style.

The story on the street, unconfirmed by police, is that the two were fighting about a block away.

Graphic video from security cameras in the room show the gunman chasing and firing numerous shots at Turner.

Thursday's shooting is the third fatal shooting in the neighborhood in a month. One man was killed at Larkin and O'Farrell streets near a children's playground. Another died at Turk and Taylor streets.

But the cafe owner says it is a relatively safe neighborhood.

"There are a lot of projects that going to be happing in the area, a lot of businesses are opening so overall it's a pretty good area," Kinani said.

A suspect was arrested, but that person's name has not been released.


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