SFPD Makes Arrest in Jace Young Homicide 21-004

On July 4, 2020 at approximately 10:44 p.m., San Francisco Police responded to the unit block of Whitfield Court for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found a juvenile victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite the best efforts of the medical staff, the victim succumbed to his injuries. The victim was later identified as 6 year-old Jace Young. A second shooting victim was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Investigators from the SFPD Homicide Detail developed information that led to the identify of a suspect in the murder. The suspect was identified as 18 year-old James Harbor of San Francisco. On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at approximately 4:25 p.m., investigators from the SFPD Homicide Detail, Special Investigations Division, and officers from the SFPD Tactical Unit served search and arrest warrants on the 100 block of Font Boulevard in San Francisco where officers located and arrested James Harbor.

Harbor was transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked on charges of homicide (187 PC), attempted homicide (664/187), and carrying a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony (25800(a)(1). Harbor was also booked on charges of unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle (10851 CVC) and receiving a stolen vehicle. The latter charges stemming from a separate incident.

"We are grateful for the support that the community has lent to our homicide investigation, which resulted in an arrest yesterday," said Chief of Police William Scott. "This remains an active case, however, and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure that justice is done for Jace Young, and to reaffirm our shared resolve that there is no place for this kind of senseless violence in San Francisco. We continue to welcome the community's cooperation and ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the San Francisco Police Department."

While an arrest has been made this remains an open investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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