Kevin Epps released from jail, no charges filed


San Francisco filmmaker Kevin Epps, arrested by San Francisco police on suspicion of homicide Monday, has been released due to a lack of evidence, according to prosecutors.

Epps, 48, was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in a home in the 100 block of Addison Street where officers found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Epps was arrested later that day on suspicion of homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Epps was released Tuesday according to Max Szabo, a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, who said there is insufficient evidence to charge the case at this time.

Epps rose to prominence with his signature “Straight Outta Hunters Point” documentary in 2003, emerging as a prominent voice and storyteller of the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. He was named a de Young artist fellow in 2011.

The case remains under investigation.

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