A $50,000 reward was offered by San Francisco police for information on the case of 16-year-old Jaedah Tofaeno who was gunned to death last July 30 in San Francisco’s Bayview District.
The victim was along with her aunt, 45, when the incident happened at Bertha Lane close to Hudson Avenue and Ingalls Street. Jaedah moved to San Francisco with her family. She attends Deer Valley High School in Antioch as a rising junior.
Jaedah’s aunt sustained injuries from the shooting. While she was not identified by the police, the 45-year-old is likely to survive.
The teenager’s family asked the person or people behind the killing to show themselves as they have forgiven them and they assured “no hate, no grudges.”
“We have no hate, no grudges,” the victim’s father James Tofaeono said while he spoke outside the City Hall on Thursday, as reported by San Francisco Chronicle. “We are not looking for retaliation. The only justice we are seeking is peace.”
He described Jaedah as “my baby, a very loving girl” and shared how the teenager loved to dance and sing and on her own, learned to play the piano.
In the same press conference, Homicide Lt. Mike Philpott said no arrests were made. The video footage captured by three surveillance cameras in the scene was part of the investigation, he said.
He added that the police are yet to identify the number of suspects involved and their motive.
Anyone who can give information that will help in identifying and arresting the suspect can receive a $50, 000 reward, San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Sergeant Francis Graves contact 415-553-9099 will be open during business hours for anyone who can give information. The police can also be reached through its 24-Hour Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or by sending a text message starting with SFPD to TIP411.