Seven years ago today, Aubrey Abrakasa was summoned out his North of Panhandle home only to be shot and killed on the street in broad daylight. He was 17-years-old.
On the anniversary of his death, the teen's family and police are using the anniversary of his death to bring the case back into the public conscience, hoping it could lead to information about the person who killed Abrakasa.
They'll be handing out flyers at the intersection where Abrakasa was gunned down and talking to the public about the cold case. On Aug. 14, 2006, Abrakasa was shot more than two dozen times near the intersection of Grove and Baker streets at 3:14 p.m. His mother, Paulette Brown, who has become an advocate for her son as well as other murder victims, has continued to host rallies and vigils in her son's memory.
Abrakasa's parents told the Chronicle at the time that their son was busy going to summer school, playing basketball, and working at a recreation center -- he had no time to get into trouble.
"He didn't have time to be involved in any gang -- he didn't have any idle time," Brown told the Chronicle. "He was a good kid -- everyone says he was never in any trouble, he never went to jail, everybody liked him."
Anyone with information about this unsolved murder is asked to contact SFPD via the anonymous tip line at 575-4444 or by texting TIP411.