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Filmmaker Arrested in Connection to San Francisco Homicide Released: DA

An award-winning filmmaker who was arrested Monday in connection with a fatal shooting in San Francisco was released Tuesday, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.

San Francisco-based filmmaker Kevin Epps, 48, was taken into custody Monday by investigators on suspicion of homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was booked into county jail Monday evening.

The DA on Tuesday said it decided against filing charges, citing insufficient evidence.

The homicide was reported just after 1:30 p.m. at a home in the 100 block of Addison Street in the city's Glen Park neighborhood, police said. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man in his 40s suffering from a gunshot wound.

Paramedics who responded to the scene declared the victim dead.

Epps rose to fame after producing and directing the documentary "Straight Outta Hunters Point." The critically acclaimed film painted a bleak picture of life in San Francisco's roughest neighborhoods. He appeared on NBC Bay Area's "Today in the Bay" in 2011.

Epps also is a board member of the Bay Area Black Journalists Association.

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