SFPD's 2006 Cold Case Homicide Investigation Adds Information, Clarity to Aubrey Abrakasa Statement 20-079(a)

In an effort to add information and clarity to a news segment aired by KTVU Fox-2 news last Friday, Aug. 14, the San Francisco Police Department wishes to additionally confirm that Aubrey Abrakasa Jr., the victim in an SFPD homicide cold case investigation, was not a gang member at the time of his murder, and was never a gang member in his life.

Although SFPD investigators confirmed their belief that the suspects who shot the 17- year-old high school student multiple times in 2006 did belong to a gang, advocates for the homicide victim in this case (including Aubrey’s mother, Paulette Brown) requested this published clarification from San Francisco Police that Aubrey Abrakasa Jr. himself was not a member of a gang.

Paulette Brown has been a tireless advocate for her son as well as for other families of other murder victims, according to the San Francisco Police Department, which applauds her advocacy and leadership.

Representatives from SFPD's Homicide Detail and Media Relations Unit attended the socially distanced, mask-required press event Ms. Brown hosted on Aug. 14, 2020, at the corner of Grove and Baker Streets in San Francisco. SFPD is happy to oblige advocates' request for additional information with this updated news release.

A crime bulletin highlighting this case accompanies this news release. Anyone with information about this or any other homicide case is asked to contact SFPD Homicide Detail. You may also call our anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411, beginning the text with SFPD.

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