Grand Jury Indicts Suspects on German Tourist Murder Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2011

CONTACT: Stephanie Ong Stillman, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167
Omid Talai, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-9272

SAN FRANCISCO – District Attorney George Gascón was joined by representatives from the German Consulate today as he announced the Grand Jury indictments of seven suspects for the August 2010 shooting death of 50-year-old Mechthild Schroer, a tourist visiting from Germany, and the wounding of two other victims.

“Making San Francisco one of the safest largest cities is my priority as District Attorney,” said District Attorney Gascon. “We are pleased with the grand jury proceedings. I want to thank the San Francisco Police Department, the business owners and the witnesses who came forward to help us indict the suspects for the senseless murder of Mrs. Schroer.”

Consul Antje Susan Metz, representative from the German Consulate said in a statement, "The Consulate General very much appreciates that the case is going forward. We particularly commend the District Attorney and his office for their commitment to bring those responsible for the killing of Mrs. Schröer to justice.”

According to court documents, Mrs. Schroer, a tourist visiting from her native Germany, was gunned down on August 8, 2010 in San Francisco at the intersection of Geary and Mason streets. At the same time, two other bystanders were wounded. The individuals accused of the shooting are alleged to be gang members.

Assistant District Attorneys Eric Fleming and Wade Chow pursued an indictment through the Grand Jury process to prevent the potential fracturing of the case at the preliminary hearing stage which could have resulted in victims and witnesses having to testify multiple times.

Six of the seven individuals who were arrested were arraigned today in Department 22. .

Phillip T. Stewart, age 19, (CTN: 11012091)
• 1 felony count of murder in violation of Penal Code section 187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional use of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022(e)(1)
o An allegation of special circumstances in violation of Penal Code section 190.2(a)(22)
• Several felony counts of attempted murder in violation of Penal Code section 664/187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(e)(1)
• 1 felony count of participation in a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 186.22(a)
• 1 felony count of assault with a semi-automatic weapon in violation of Penal Code section 245(b)
• 1 felony count of possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 12025(a)(2)

Delvon Royal Scott, age 20, (CTN: 11012096)
• 1 felony count of murder in violation of Penal Code section 187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022(e)(1)
o An allegation of special circumstances in violation of Penal Code section 190.2(a)(22)
• Several felony counts of attempted murder in violation of Penal Code section 664/187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(e)(1)
• 1 felony count of participation in a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 186.22(a)
• 1 felony count of assault with a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(2)
• 1 felony count of possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 12025(a)(2)

Willie Charles Eason, age 19, (CTN: 11012092)
• 1 felony count of murder in violation of Penal Code section 187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(e)(1)
o An allegation of special circumstances in violation of Penal Code section 190.2(a)(22)
• Several felony counts of attempted murder in violation of Penal Code section 664/187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(e)(1)
• 1 felony count of participation in a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 186.22(a)
• 1 felony count of assault with a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(2)
• 1 felony count of possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 12025(a)(2)

Marcus Blueford, age 19, (CTN: 11012093)
• 1 felony count of murder in violation of Penal Code section 187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022(e)(1)
o An allegation of special circumstances in violation of Penal Code section 190.2(a)(22)
• Several felony counts of attempted murder in violation of Penal Code section 664/187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(e)(1)
• 1 felony count of participation in a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 186.22(a)
• 1 felony count of assault with a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(2)
• 1 felony count of possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 12025(a)(2)

Gethsemane Pita, age 18, (CTN: 11012095)
• 1 count of accessory to murder in violation of Penal Code section 32
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
• 1 felony count of participation in a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 186.22(a)
• 1 felony count of possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 12025(a)(2)

Raheem Jackson, age 17 (charged as an adult)
• 1 felony count of murder in violation of Penal Code section 187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022(e)(1)
o An allegation of special circumstances in violation of Penal Code section 190.2(a)(22)
• Several felony counts of attempted murder in violation of Penal Code section 664/187
o An allegation of commission of a crime in association with a criminal street gang 186.22(b)(1)
o An allegation of intentional discharge of a firearm in violation of Penal Code sections 12022.5
o An allegation of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(d)
o An allegation of use of a firearm in support of a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 12022.53(e)(1)
• 1 felony count of participation in a criminal street gang in violation of Penal Code section 186.22(a)
• 1 felony count of assault with a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(2)
• 1 felony count of possession of a firearm in violation of Penal Code section 12025(a)(2)

The San Francisco Police Department is responsible for the extensive and ongoing investigation into this case headed by Inspector Michael Philpott. Assistant District Attorney Eric Fleming and Assistant District Attorney Wade Chow are the prosecutors. Jean Hassett is the Victim/Witness Advocate assigned to the case.

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