Oct 5, 2022 2 min read

Police Double Reward For Information On Ocean View Homicide

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San Francisco Chief of Police Bill Scott speaks at the Oct. 3 press conference to announce the $200,000 reward for information helping to find justice for the family of Keron Lamotte. Courtesy image

San Francisco police announced Monday that the reward for tips to find the perpetrators of the 2016 shooting death of Keron Lamotte was doubled.

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The San Francisco Police Department announced Monday that they doubled the reward — from $100,000 to $200,000 — for help leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the murder of Keron Lamotte.

Lamotte, 22, had been fatally wounded on the corner of Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street on Oct. 7, 2016. Police report that he was watching an artist paint a mural on the side of a building when he was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene. They also reported that another man, who was roughly in his 50s, was shot during this incident but sustained non-life threatening injuries.

SFPD had offered a $25,000 reward in 2019 for this case and it went up to $100,000 in 2021. It was also reported last year by Henry Lee for KTVU that SFPD investigators believed that multiple people were involved and though they had followed multiple leads at that time, “the case had gone cold.”

Despite their lack of arrests, efforts are continuing to be made by the SFPD and Lamotte’s family to bring Lamotte justice.

Anyone with information about this case can contact SFPD Sergeant Barry Parker #462 at (415) 553-9481 or at (415) 553-1071 once they’re closed. Those who wish to stay anonymous can submit a tip at (415) 575-4444 or Text-A-Tip to 47411(TIP411) and type “SFPD” and then your TIP.

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