Arrest made in fatal shooting of Department of Public Works employee in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)—-Police arrested a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Department of Public Works employee in San Francisco’s Mission District Wednesday night.

Michael Higginbotham, 26, was arrested Vallejo on Wednesday night in Vallejo on suspicion of murder in connection to the death of 27-year-old Jermaine Jackson Jr., police said.

Jackson was working near 25th and Vermont streets when he was shot around 8 a.m., police said.

He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Department of Public Works director Mohammad Nuru said Jackson was working with a crew to remove graffiti when he was killed.

Nuru called it a “tragic incident.”

Jackson was expected to graduate from the laborer apprentice program next year. He had participated in the city’s Interrupt, Predict, Organize anti-violence program and earned his GED, Nuru said.

Nuru described Jackson as a “motivated, hard-working and well-liked employee.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

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