San Francisco

Police Ask Public For Help Locating Suspect In Activist's Murder

This afternoon, San Francisco police asked the public to help them find a suspect wanted for the 2017 murder of Anthony "Bubbles" Torres, a well-known artist and transgender activist.

On September 9 at approximately 2:50am, Bubbles was playing music outside the New Century club at 816 Larkin St. (near Myrtle) in the Tenderloin when his assailant reportedly exited the venue, crossed the street and initiated an argument before opening fire.

Hieu Trung Nguyen, 30, is wanted for the murder of Anthony "Bubbles" Torres. | Via SFPD

The house DJ, a public figure to many Tenderloin residents, was transported to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police are seeking San Francisco resident Hieu Trung Nguyen, a 30-year-old male who is six feet tall, weighs 190 pounds and has dark eyes and hair.

Anthony "Bubbles" Torres in 2016. | Photo: Bubbles Bubblesynki/Facebook

A warrant has been issued for Nguyen's arrest with bail set at $15 million, and police consider him to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to to call the department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or send a text to TIP411, starting the message with "SFPD."


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