Suspect Sketch Released In San Francisco ‘Pokémon Go’ Slaying

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — U.S Park police on Wednesday released a sketch of a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a victim playing Pokémon Go in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park.

Police said the man in the sketch was seen leaving the area where the shooting took place last month.

20-year-old San Mateo resident Calvin Riley was found suffering a gunshot wound to his torso shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, at Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A friend of the family tells CBS SF there was no confrontation, no words exchanged, no robbery and no apparent cause.

“The friend heard a gunshot, went back around the corner, five or six steps, and saw his friend laying there,” said Riley family spokesperson John Kirby. “As he was laying there, they noticed a male, dark complexion, running away with a red shirt on, and possibly getting into a car.”

One hope might be cameras rolling on the handful of Muni lines that travel through the area, some within direct sight of the shooting scene.

The murder made headlines worldwide not for its apparent randomness, but for the mobile game that drew Riley to the location.

“When you’re playing, there’s different spots where you can stop and get items from the game,” said a player who spoke with CBS SF. “And there’s tons of stops, all down this road.”

Officers also said the man is associated with a white 4-door Toyota Avalon seen in a surveillance photo. It is believed to be a 2013, 2014 or 2015 model.

SF Pokémon Go slaying suspect vehicle (U.S. Park Police)

SF Pokémon Go slaying suspect vehicle (U.S. Park Police)

Riley moved to the Bay Area from Lowell, Massachusetts, and graduated from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo in 2015, the school confirmed in a Facebook post.

Since then, he attended San Joaquin Delta College, where he played for the school’s baseball team, according to the school. In addition to his parents, he leaves behind a younger brother and sister.

Anyone with information on the suspect sketch or the car is urged to call police.


One Comment

  1. ZumaMom says:

    San Francisco, the city of love.

    1. soullfire says:

      You’re thinking of Philadelphia.

  2. Chili Beans says:

    It took almost 2 months to come out with a sketch of the perp? By now he could be living on Mars with Elon Musk. Typical of SFPD, when not on stakeout duty at Pete’s or Philz and harassing homeless people, they’re too busy driving around texting and chirping their sirens for no good reason but to disturb people than to beat the pavement and solve a murder. It would be nice if they solved a crime without it falling in their laps or killing anyone. Good sketch though, kudos to the artist.

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