San Francisco Police Department
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
March 27, 2003
Subject: HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTS
San Francisco police have made arrests in two homicide cases:
Ivory Morton arrest:
Police arrested Ivory Morton Wednesday, March 26, in connection with a murder, and home invasion rape and robbery that occurred on July 9, 1999 on the 900 block of Potrero Avenue. Morton, 32, and an accomplice, who remains at large, lay in wait for the victim, Mark Barton, 26, as he was leaving for work. They forced him back into his apartment, shot him to death, then shot Barton’s girl friend, leaving her for dead.
Morton was identified as one of the suspects after a lengthy investigation by Inspector Ed Wyncoop. His bail has been set at $10 million.
Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the second suspect, who is believed to have been wearing a mask at the time of the assault. The Mayor’s Office has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this second suspect. Persons with information are urged to call the SFPD Homicide Detail Hot Line at 431-2127.
Theodis Beasley arrest:
Police arrested Theodis Beasley Wednesday, March 26 for the murder of Ribih Hussien on May 9, 2002 at Hussien’s place of business, 3rd Street Liquor Store at 3rd Street and Newcombe Avenue. After shooting Hussein to death, Beasley fled the store and got into a waiting car. Beasley, 23, was arrested with the assistance of officers from Bayview Station after a lengthy investigation by Homicide investigators Herman Jones and Armand Gordon. Beasley’s bail has been set at $5 million.
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