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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ernesto Xe Acosta Murder: New Video Offers Police Some Clues

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge Ernesto Xe Acosta
  • Ernesto Xe Acosta

KTVU has obtained important video footage that shows 23-year-old Ernesto Xe Acosta just seconds after he was gunned down in Hayes Valley -- and the suspect vehicle.

On Feb, 10, Acosta, a Whole Foods employee, was walking to a friend's house at Webster and Hayes streets when he was shot to death. The video shows Acosta running and collapsing as well as a white 2010 to 2012 Lexus ES 350, where police say the gunfire came from.

Suspect car
  • Suspect car

Police are hopeful that people attending an event nearby at Yoshi's Nightclub that night might have seen something or someone related to the homicide.

"He wasn't involved in the criminal element in any way and he has a family that cares for him a lot," Sgt. John Burke told KTVU.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call SFPD Homicide Detail at 553-1145, or the anonymous tip line at 575-4444. You can also text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text with SFPD.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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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