FREMONT -- Police said Friday that they had removed from a Fremont home items that may be connected to the shooting death of a German tourist in San Francisco, but would not elaborate any further because the case is under investigation.

San Francisco police, along with officers from Fremont, went to a home in the 3900 block of Lake Tahoe Terrace about 11 p.m. Thursday and confiscated undisclosed items, said San Francisco police Sgt. Troy Dangerfield, a spokesman for the department.

He would not say what connection the home had to the investigation, other than that investigators were acting on a tip.

Dangerfield noted that no one had been arrested in Fremont.

The German tourist, Mechthild Schroer, 50, was visiting San Francisco with her husband last weekend, celebrating her birthday as well as the couple's 25th wedding anniversary.

She was caught in the crossfire between two groups of teenagers outside a nightclub near Union Square about 9 p.m. Sunday as the couple was looking for a place to dine.

Police arrested five people, including an 18-year-old man, in connection with the case, but none has been charged with the killing.

San Francisco prosecutors released the group earlier this week, citing the need for further investigation.

Dangerfield said Friday that police had received a tip that there may be evidence relevant to the case in the Fremont house.


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Fremont police SWAT members were called in to assist when the search warrant was served, as a safety precaution, he said.

When police agencies serve warrants in other cities, they sometimes ask for the assistance of local police.