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San Francisco Police Seek Clues In Murder Near Alamo Square

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23-year-old Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta, who also went by the name "Xe," was fatally shot near Hayes and Webster Streets in San Francisco on February 10, 2013. (San Francisco Police Department)

23-year-old Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta, who also went by the name “Xe,” was fatally shot near Hayes and Webster Streets in San Francisco on February 10, 2013. (San Francisco Police Department)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding out who fatally shot a 23-year-old man near San Francisco’s Alamo Square in early February.

Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta, who also went by the name “Xe,” was walking to a friend’s house around 2 a.m. on Feb. 10 when he was shot near Hayes and Webster streets.

He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Police said Tuesday that Gonzalez Acosta was not involved in any criminal activity and had never been arrested.

He worked at the Whole Foods grocery store at Haight and Stanyan streets and was described as a free spirit who liked to travel, police said.

No suspects have been identified in the case, and police are hoping that the public can provide tips that lead to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. John Burke of the department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-1145, the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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