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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Murder and Robbery Charges in Tenderloin Shooting

Joe Walls is charged with murder, second-degree robbery for cold-blooded killing of Semaj McClure

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced murder and second-degree robbery charges against Joe Walls (28). On Saturday, November 26, 2022, at approximately 10:21 AM, members of the San Francisco Police Department’s Tenderloin station responded to a “shots fired” call at the intersection of Leavenworth and Eddy streets and found Semaj McClure (29) on the ground with multiple gun shots in front of 151 Leavenworth Street. Although officers rendered aid and summoned medical attention, Mr. McClure was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Walls is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

“Joe Walls will be held accountable for the senseless murder and robbery of Mr. McClure in the Tenderloin,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “I am grateful to the brave San Francisco Police officers who ran into harm’s way and the courageous witnesses who came forward to help identify the shooter who was quickly apprehended. Horrific violence like this will not be tolerated in the Tenderloin or anywhere in San Francisco.”

Officers located the suspect on the 300 block of Turk Street and detained him after the suspect physically resisted officers. Walls was arrested with the victim’s phone on his person. Multiple surveillance videos of the area show the victim running away from the defendant who appears to be chasing him shortly before the cold-blooded murder.

Walls has been in custody since his arrest on November 26, 2022. Prosecutors will seek pre-trial detention in this case because of the public safety risk he poses. Walls is expected to be arraigned (today), Wednesday, November 30, 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 Numbers: 22014366