SFPD Finds Video Allegedly Revealing Conspiracy in Murder of SoCal Pimp

Categories: Crime, Law & Order
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San Francisco police announced some interesting news this morning, claiming they've found a video that proves there was a conspiracy to murder Calvin Sneed, a pimp from Compton, who was shot and killed as he drove through the Bayview last month.

Surveillance video from a law enforcement camera allegedly shows Barry Gilton, Alfonso Williams, and Antonio Gilton hanging out on the 1400 block of Grove Street minutes before Sneed was shot in the head. It also shows both Giltons and Williams return to the same block after the murder where they talked, then scattered, police said.

Also, the suspects' phone records allegedly show that the men were together in Bayview at the time of the murder. As the Chron points out, District Attorney George Gascón said prosecutors had evidence that the fourth suspect, Lupe Mercado, called Barry Gilton shortly before the murder.

The DA condemned Mercado and Barry Gilton, who claim their 17-year-old daughter was being pimped out by Sneed in Los Angeles, for taking the law into their own hands rather than calling on the cops when they learned that Sneed was in San Francisco on June 4 -- the day he was killed.

"Revenge outside of the law is not justice within in," Gascón told reporters at a press conference today. "The parents did not turn to the San Francisco Police Department, but instead turned to other people and conspired to commit a murder."

Sneed was shot in the head at the intersection of Meade and Le Conte avenues at about 2 a.m. while driving a Toyoto Camry, which then crashed into a parked vehicle.

Prosecutors say Barry Gilton pulled the trigger, killing Sneed.

All four suspects are held in jail in lieu of $2 million bail. They will appear in court together on July 12.

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