Mayor Lee seeks justice in LGBTQ activist’s death

In the wake of the shooting death of LGBTQ activist Anthony “Bubbles” Torres, San Francisco’s mayor and police force are asking the public for help in investigating what they define as a homicide.

Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement that the┬áSan Francisco Police Department is “working vigorously” to solve the homicide case of Anthony ‘Bubbles’ Torres:

“We are asking the community to cooperate with the police so we can bring Bubbles’ killer to justice. We will expend all efforts necessary to support the investigation of this crime.”

Torres, 44, was shot shortly before 3 a.m. Sept. 9 in the area of Myrtle and Larkin streets, according to police. Torres was a popular LGBTQ activist, disc jockey and gender-nonconforming performer.

Lee said:

“While initial reports do not indicate that the killing was motivated by hate, we are nonetheless shocked and saddened that one of San Francisco’s most colorful activists has been lost to violence.”