Two arrested in slaying of state legislator’s son

The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Police have arrested two San Francisco men in the slaying of state Sen. Bruce McPherson’s son. 

San Francisco police say the men were on a crime spree when they ran into Hunter McPherson early on the morning of Nov. 17 as he walked home with his girlfriend in the city’s Potrero Hill district. 

Dwayne Reed, 22, and Clifton Terrell, 18, were arrested late Wednesday. Both were booked for investigation of murder and three counts of armed robbery, according to Lt. Judie Pursell. 

She said a confidential informant tipped police to the two men but would not release any more details. They might be charged with other crimes, Pursell said, and police do not want to prejudice potential witnesses if there is a lineup. 

McPherson was shot in the chest. His girlfriend, Alexa Savelle, was not injured. 

McPherson was the son of Republican state Sen. Bruce McPherson of Santa Cruz. 

Mayor Willie Brown offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any suspects.