Police issue warrant in murder of Anthony ‘Bubbles’ Torres

Beloved queer personality Bubbles was killed four months ago. Now, police have named 30-year-old Hieu Trung Nguyen as the suspect.

The point-blank shooting murder of beloved queer DJ, artist, and club personality Bubbles last September in the Tenderloin shook the nightlife and arts community. At last — despite several surveillance cameras near the scene — SFPD has issued a warrant for a suspect, 30-year-old Hieu Trung Nguyen, who has not been apprehended and is said to be armed and dangerous.

Murder suspect Hieu Trung Nguyen

The Bay Area Reporter has more, from a post on its Facebook page

BREAKING: SF police issue arrest warrant in gay artist’s slaying

San Francisco police said Friday that they’ve issued an arrest warrant and are seeking the public’s help in catching the man suspected of fatally shooting Anthony “BubbleS” Torres September 9 near the gay Gangway bar in the Tenderloin.

The suspect has been identified as Hieu Trung Nguyen, 30, of San Francisco, police said in a news release. An arrest warrant has been issued with a bail of $15 million. He’s 6 feet tall and weighs 190 pounds, and has dark hair and dark eyes, said police. He was identified as the suspect after an investigation by the San Francisco Police Department Homicide Detail.

“Nguyen should be considered armed and dangerous,” police said. “Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.”

The Bay Area Reporter will have more on this story in the Thursday, January 18 edition of the paper.

If you have seen Nguyen please come forward.

  • This is good news. Bubbles was beloved by many. His loss hurt many. I’m glad there may be justice against his killer.