SAN FRANCISCO -- A man who fatally shot a 26-year-old college student who went to the wrong unit in a San Francisco apartment building after a night out drinking will be released from jail pending further investigation, a newspaper reported.
The San Francisco District Attorney's Office discharged the case against Amisi Sudi Kachepa, 68, citing the need to collect more evidence, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1kLBHOU).
The family of the shooting victim, Stephen Guillermo, 26, told the Chronicle that Guillermo had been out drinking with friends and apparently pressed the elevator button for the wrong floor when he arrived home. He went to a unit in the same location as the apartment he shared with his brother and sister two stories above.
Police have said they responded to the shooting around 1:40 a.m. Saturday and found the victim inside an apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene, where Kachepa was also arrested. The Chronicle reported over the weekend that the doorknob on Kachepa's apartment unit was missing.
Guillermo's family said he was not aggressive or violent and did not become hostile when he drank, so he would not have initiated a confrontation.
"He was such a gentle, quiet guy. He's just not the type that would be violent or inspire that type of response," Guillermo's cousin, Emil Guillermo, said.
The Chronicle said Kachepa declined its request for an interview on Tuesday.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com