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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Multiple Felony Charges in Brazen Muni Shooting

Ilasa Faalogoifo is charged with first-degree murder for cold-blooded execution style murder of Muni passenger and assault with a deadly weapon for shooting a second passenger

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and weapons charges against Ilasa Faalogoifo (23).  Faalogoifo is accused of killing a passenger aboard a Muni bus on August 3, 2022 and injuring another.  The shooting happened at approximately 3:20 PM at Velasco Avenue and Santos Street where the suspect boarded the bus and shot the victim multiple times who died despite life saving efforts.  A second passenger was shot in the foot during the brazen mid-afternoon shooting.

“The crimes that Faalogoifo is accused of are horrifying and are examples of why I am doing everything in my power to restore public safety for our residents,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.  “Passengers and operators should not have to fear for their lives when riding public tranportation.  I want to commend the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Investigators and Daly City Police Department for their work to develop a strong case and bring Faalogoifo out of hiding so that he can be held accountable.”      

San Francisco Police Department Homicide investigators located the suspect in a Daly City motel acting on information provided by the Daly City Police Department.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Faalogoifo has been in custody since his arrest on November 18, 2022.  Prosecutors will seek pre-trial detention in this case because of the public safety risk he poses.  Faalogoifo is expected to be arraigned on December 8, 2022.  He faces more than fifty years to life in State Prison. 

Although, charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  You may remain anonymous.

Court Number: 22013968