SFPD are Seeking Public Assistance in Solving a Cold Case Homicide 17-169

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On Sunday, January 24, 2010 at approximately 5:58 PM, 83 year-old Huan Zhou Chen was attacked and assaulted by a group of six black male juveniles on the 1600 block of Oakdale. Mr. Chen had just exited the SFMTA T-Line LRV on Third Street and was walking to his assisted living care facility. The unknown juveniles hit Mr. Chen on the back of his head knocking him to the ground. Mr. Chen’s head then struck the sidewalk. The juveniles fled the scene, leaving Mr. Chen bleeding and disoriented. Emergency services were called and Mr. Chen was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and admitted for his injuries. He was subsequently discharged and returned home.

On Friday, March 19, 2010 Mr. Chen succumbed to his injuries. The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the victim’s death a homicide as a result of multiple blunt trauma injuries during the January 24th attack.

The San Francisco Police Department Homicide Cold Case Unit is continually seeking information that will identify the suspect(s) and ultimately bring this case to adjudication.

The San Francisco Police Department has authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the homicide of Mr. Huan Zhou Chen. A picture of Mr. Chen accompanies this news release.

Anyone with information or questions is urged to contact the SFPD Homicide Detail’s Cold Case Unit at (415) 553-1146, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM or by calling the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444, or Text-A-Tip at TIP411 (847411) and start the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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