Source says investigation by DA will continue but so far prosecutors believe they don't have enough evidence to charge.— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) October 26, 2016
The District Attorney says there's insufficient evidence. We know a lot about Epps, but not about the man who was fatally shot until now.
Marcus Polk, the man Epps is accused of fatally shooting at his Bernal Heights home, apparently had a relationship with the sister of Epps' girlfriend.
ABC7 News spoke to a man who wants to go by the name Bill because he wants to remain anonymous.
"He was having a hard time going in and out of jail," Bill said.
Ex-roomie of Marcus Polk, fatally shot by local filmmaker says he kicked the sex registrant out because he was violent and hooked on drugs. pic.twitter.com/KgPrCYBxbr— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) October 26, 2016
Bill was the last roommate of Polk.
Epps, best known for his 2001 movie "Straight Outta Hunters Point" was arrested for the murder.
However, the district attorney released him Tuesday night saying it appeared to be self-defense, although adding it's still an open case.
On Wednesday, no one answered the door at Epps' home where Polk was shot after allegedly forcing his way inside a home occupied by Epps' girlfriend, her two children and her sister.
The 45-year-old victim was a registered sex offender with a long rap sheet.
He was wearing an ankle monitor. His convictions included, domestic violence, robbery and drugs.
"Marijuana was his main thing, he had a good heart and good spirit, but the drugs started taking control right before he passed away. He started to get on crystal meth, pretty tough he started smoking it," Bill said.
Bill last saw Polk in September when he kicked him out of his unit at the vista Del Monte Apartments near the house where he died. "I had to get a stay away order because he got unruly and stuff like that, he had to go," Bill said.
Then Polk was jailed again for parole violation and he was released last week. "Since then, he didn't have a place to stay, so he was essentially on the streets. He was going from place to place," Bill said. "He was flirting with danger. He was pushing it."
Bill believes the shooting stemmed from a relationship issue involving Polk and the women in the house.
Source says DA wants results of toxicology tests on Epps and more thorough investigation.— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) October 26, 2016