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Friday, February 1, 2013

Carnell Taylor Jr. Arrested in Connection to Japantown Murder

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 6:58 AM


San Francisco police say they have nabbed the man who they believe shot and killed 26-year-old Jamal Gaines last month.

On Jan 30, at approximately 11 p.m., homicide investigators arrested, 24-year-old Carnell

Taylor Jr. on the 700 block of Pacific Street. He was booked into San Francisco County Jail and charged with murder.

Police say 10 days earlier, Gaines was in his black four-door car about 5:30 p.m. on Post Street when Taylor allegedly walked up to him and shot him several times. Gaines attempted to drive away, but he crashed his car into a parked vehicle and died.

Police are not ready to release Taylor's mugshot, saying there are still some pending identification matters. However, they're asking anyone with additional information regarding the incident or the suspect to contact Inspector Jon Kasper at 553-1145. You may also call anonymously at 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.

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