- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco filmmaker arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week says an intruder was shot and killed in self-defense.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2eQ1dqZ ) Kevin Epps says 45-year-old Marcus Polk intruded in his home and made “serious threats.”

The newspaper reports 48-year-old Epps was arrested after the Monday shooting. Prosecutors decided Tuesday not to file charges, at least for now, suggesting evidence of self-defense was a consideration.

Police have not elaborated on what preceded the killing of Polk, who was homeless and knew Epps.

Epps would not describe what happened - or confirm if he had pulled the trigger - on the advice of his attorney, Mark Webb. Epps is acclaimed for movies about violence and poverty and best known for his film “Straight Outta Hunters Point.”


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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