San Francisco police have identified
the man arrested Saturday on murder charges at a gay pride event, the
San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Ed Perkins, 20, is charged with the
killing of 19-year-old Stephen A. Powell Jr. Powell was among the
three people hit by gunfire at about 11:30PM in the city's
predominantly-gay Castro district as Pink Saturday kicked off the
city's 40th annual gay pride weekend.
Police believe both men are associated
with separate gangs.
Powell was transported to a hospital
after being shot multiple times. On Sunday, the San Francisco
medical examiner's office announced his death but has yet to
determine a cause of death.
Perkins, who was arrested on the scene,
is charged with murder, carrying a concealed weapon and gang charges.
The other two people – a 27-year-old
male and a 19-year-old female – were both shot in the leg and are
expected to make a full recovery.
An eyewitness who did not want to be
identified called the scene “mayhem.”
“I heard the shots and just ran,”
he told San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX. “People just started
throwing bottles after it happened. Some people that got shot over
here, her friend that was holding her after she got shot got hit in
the face with a bottle.”
The eyewitness said the police had it
“locked down” within “a minute or so.”
Police say the shooting was connected
to a personal dispute not the festivities. They believe the shooter
Perkins is being held without bail.