Third suspect arrested in bar­becue killing


San Francisco police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the homicide of a 19-year-old man earlier this month at a neighborhood barbecue in The City’s Bayview District, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Undercover officers arrested 19-year-old Maselusi Falesoga on Monday for the murder of Latrell Shaw, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said. Falesoga was arrested on a homicide warrant and booked into jail on one count of murder, Esparza said.

Police previously arrested two suspects in connection with the shooting that killed Shaw and injured another man just after midnight on Sept. 5 in the first block of Nichols Way near Candlestick Park, police said.

Fotu Paopao Jr., 19, and an unidentified juvenile suspect were arrested in connection with the murder. Paopao was booked into jail on suspicion of murder and the juvenile suspect was booked into The City’s Juvenile Justice Center.

After the shooting, Shaw was taken to San Francisco General Hospital but died from his injuries, according to police. A 27-year-old man was shot in his lower body at the same time and arrived at the hospital on his own. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to contact San Francisco Police anonymously at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

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