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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Murder Charge Against Suspect In Killing of Robert Lee

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced charges against Nima Momeni (38) in connection to the murder of Robert Lee.  Mr. Momeni has been charged with murder (PC 187(a)) with an allegation that he personally used a deadly weapon (knife) in the commission of this crime (PC 12022(b)(1)). 

“I know acts of violence like this shake our communities and I thank the San Francisco Police Department for their tireless efforts to solve this case,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.  “With this arrest, we will now work to bring justice and closure for Mr. Lee’s family, friends and our city that has been gripped by this case.  My office is working closely with law enforcement agencies and our other city partners every day to enhance and improve public safety in San Francisco.”      

 On April 4, 2023, at approximately 2:35 a.m., San Francisco Police officers from Southern Station responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, later identified as 43-year-old Robert Lee, suffering from apparent stab wounds. Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite efforts by first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries. 

Mr. Momeni has been in custody since his arrest, today, April 13, 2023, and is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, April 14, 2023, in Department 10 of the Hall of Justice at 1:30PM.  Prosecutors will seek pre-trial detention in this case because of the extreme public safety risk he poses.  Momeni faces 26 years to life imprisonment.

Although an arrest and charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) 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: 23005500