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Monday, June 3, 2013

Marcellis Williams Arrested in Connection to Murder of Aspiring Rapper Jahmad Karriem

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Marcellis Williams, 20, of San Francisco has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting aspiring San

Francisco rapper, Jahmad Karriem. He was 20 years old.

After a yearlong investigation, San Francisco

Police Homicide Investigators announced today that they've identified Williams as the first of two suspects in the shooting. Karriem, who identified himself as rapper guREALah CITY on his Facebook page, was shot on April 1, 2012 as he entered his friend's residence, interrupting a burglary.

SFPD Homicide Investigators say they are still searching for the second accused burglar, 24-year-old Roderick Thomas. A warrant for his arrest has been issued for homicide, robbery, and burglary, according to San Francisco police.

Thomas is considered to be armed and dangerous.Police did not initially report a motive for the killing, but now say Thomas and Williams were burglarizing the home when Karriem walked in.

click to enlarge Wanted: Roderick Thomas - SFPD
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  • Wanted: Roderick Thomas
Officers responded to a call in the 300 block of Louisburg Street in the Ingleside District at 11:33 p.m. and found Karriem with a bullet wound to his chest. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to SFPD.

The San Francisco Police Department is asking the public's help in finding Roderick Thomas. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sgt. Jon Kasper of the SFPD Homicide Detail at (415) 553-1145. Information can be given anonymously on the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444.

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