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Friday, January 6, 2012

Alberto Casillas Murder: Police Offer $250,000 Reward in 2007 Shooting

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

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Almost five years to the day after Alberto Casillas was shot and killed outside a SOMA nightclub, homicide investigators are asking for the public to help them solve this cold case. Police are offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the killers.

On Jan. 7, 2007, Casillas was driving his silver GMC Yukon SUV near 13th and Folsom streets after leaving a nearby club when he was shot. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he later died.

According to police, the suspects had confronted Casillas earlier that night at a Club Caliente where they brandished a firearm. As Casillas was driving away with friends, the shooters fired multiple rounds at him.

The first suspect was described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old, and is 6-feet-4 inches tall. He weighs about 200-plus pounds, has a dark complexion, and was wearing a long black jacket and a black T-shirt with a white square in the chest area and a logo inside the square, police said.

The second suspect was also described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old. He is 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds, was clean shaven with a short haircut and wore a dark T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at
(415) 575-4444 or "Text-a-Tip" at TIP411. Please reference "SFPD" in the subject line.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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