Five people were arrested, two for murder, in a home in Hercules early Tuesday in connection to a violent attack that left a dying man and another woman bound-and-gagged in the middle of a residential San Francisco street, police said.
“Investigators followed up on leads that lead them to a house in Hercules, California where we took into custody five individuals," said Ofc Albie Esparza, SFPD public information officer.
San Francisco police said 32-year-old Maelene Lintz, of San Francisco and Montrail Brackens, 21, of Oakland had been arrested on murder charges.
While 19-year-old Tyler Miller and 24-year-old Heather Leach, both of Hercules, and 22-year-old Maryann Manalastas of Oakland were arrested as accessories.
Police said not say what the motive of the attack may have been, but investigators have determined that the attack was not a random act.
"The motive is unknown, it's part of the investigative process to determine what exactly happened with the motive," said Esparza.
The victims and the suspects knew one another and have well established relationships, police said.
Stephen Reid, 26, and a teenage woman were found late Sunday night bound and gagged in the middle of a street in Sunday in the 900 block of Brussels Street in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley.
Both were alive when they were found and were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where Reid later succumbed to his injuries, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
The woman, who police said is in her late teens, was in critical condition.
Anyone with information on the case was encouraged to call the Police Department's homicide detail at (415) 553-1145, the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.
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