Man found dead at base of cliff identified


A man found dead at the base of a 30-foot cliff in South San Francisco after he was chased there and shot at Tuesday was identified Wednesday as a 22-year-old San Francisco resident Demarea Taylor.

What exactly caused Taylor’s death has not been determined, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office.

Taylor was in a car with two other San Francisco residents who were chased to the 300 block of Point San Bruno Boulevard at about 10:30 p.m.

Monday, according to South San Francisco police.

As they pulled into the dead-end street, two or three other men in a silver SUV pulled in behind him. Taylor and the other two victims got out of the car and ran while a gunman got out of the SUV and opened fire, police said.

Police initially thought no one was injured in the shooting, but Taylor’s body was discovered at the base of the cliff at about 12:30 p.m.


Earlier Tuesday, San Francisco police alerted South San Francisco police that they had discovered a silver SUV suspected to have been used by the suspects near the corner of Geneva and Brookdale avenues in the city’s Crocker Amazon neighborhood.

The SUV was seized as evidence and a person of interest, a San Francisco man, was taken into custody.

Police are continuing to investigate the case and have asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact the department’s criminal investigation bureau at (650) 877-8910.

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