Man Fatally Shot at 20th and Hampshire on Tuesday Is Identified

An altar has sprout up near the intersection of 20th and Hampshire Streets.

An altar has sprout up near the intersection of 20th and Hampshire Streets.

En Español.

Edson Lacayo, a 29-year-old San Francisco resident, died of gunshot wounds last night, and police are still searching for two suspects.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 800 block of Hampshire Street at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. When they arrived, they found a man with three gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said Officer Carlos Manfredi.

A woman who declined to give her name said that Lacayo lived a couple of houses down from where he was shot.

A nearby resident, who also declined to give his name because of fear of retaliation, said he was watching TV when he heard six loud bangs.

“It sounded like firecrackers,” he said. “It’s not the Fourth of July, what’s going on?”

The man, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than 20 years, said that the last time he heard of a shooting in that area was 10 years ago, when someone tried to rob the corner liquor store. He noted, however, that he doesn’t feel safe at night, and would rather drive than walk.

The woman, who said she knew the victim, described him as a father who could often be seen walking around the neighborhood with his pit bull.

“He was such a nice guy,” she said. “I feel bad for the family. You are not promised today, you are barely promised this second.”

A group of people gathered at the scene of the shooting this morning, including a sobbing man who was walking a pit bull. All declined to comment. An altar has sprouted up, with candles and a stuffed toy of the Looney Toons cartoon character Tasmanian Devil.

This is the third murder in the Mission this year, following Tuesday’s shooting of a Hog & Rocks line cook who was mistaken for a Sureño gang member, police said.

It’s not known whether the Hampshire Street shooting is connected to yesterday’s shooting, police said.

“We have a lot of people out on the street in anticipation of retaliation,” said Mission Police Chief Greg Corrales at a community meeting yesterday. “We are back to a full-court press.”

Share!FacebookGoogle+PinterestRedditLinkedInEmail

Filed under: Front Page, Trouble

30 Comments

  1. uh..

    So is Edson Lacayo known to be related to a gang?? Great reporting guys.. Thanks for asking the hard hitting questions.

    • may ling

      he was a human being with a family/friends that loved him, try to be compassionate, think about that before people start putting all the racist comments.

      • Reality Check

        Askking if he was related to a gang is in no way racist. He was a human being and yes he was in a gang. He was a high level member, I went to high school with him and he commited a lot of gang realted crimes. How many families do you think have lost because of HIS gang realted activity which has also cost lives.

        The reality check is that all gang members are hurting the innocent and their actions only delay if not bring back all the progress of honest latin americans trying to make a living and raise their children with a fixed income. We are fighting eachother for a color, for a false ideal in order to belong to something which is not real.

        The reality is that those that choose this path, chose their faith. It is sad.

        STOP THE VOILENCE. STOP RUINING OUR STREETS and communities that our parents worked so hard to build.

        • rick fields

          this dude was ready to stab at all times. and he loved to kick in dolores with a taped up kitchen knife

    • dont worry about it

      It doesnt matter if hes a gang member or not he is someones dad, son, brother, cousin and friend.

      • Valenchia

        Sorry, but it does matter whether he was a gang member. If you can’t figure that out, then you are part of the problem.

  2. missionbattleground

    The Mission District gang wars may be heating up again.
    The last time this happened a lot of innocent people were
    shot.

    Almost all of them were innocent kids hanging out with friends late at
    night.

    Let’s not let that happen this time.

    If you know any neighborhood males between 12-30, please let them know
    the danger. They simply should not
    be hanging out outside late at night in the neighborhood for the next
    week or so. It is particularly dangerous right now.

    peace

  3. Aaron Mayfield-Sunshine

    lol mission still got it.

  4. :(

    may Edson rest in peace and may god give his family strength. It’s a damn shame that someone should fear their own neighborhood. A family man should not have to fear that he won’t becoming home to his family. I hate to hear heartless people go around harming others. These are brothers killing brothers and god said love your brother. For those who take other people’s life know that someday you will feel that pain, only god will judge you now. God bless his family.

  5. Voz Latina

    RIP Edson, La mission te extrañara!

  6. CITY_LIFE

    My heart goes out to his family, now, I dealt with this individual, I’m being very civilized in calling him that, both directly and inderectly, he died exactly how he lived, to say that it was a surprise that it finally caught up to him, it was, so, Edson “Moreno” Lacayo from 19th Street, my condolences to your parents and kids, but, karma finally got you, may you find peace in the after life.

  7. _theD_

    I don’t know if he was in a gang or not, but I totally agree with you that gangs have set us back. It’s like they self-sabotage our movement. One after the other they self-destruct and WHO really profits from it? (think about that one kids!)

    My message to the bangers, “Take control of your lives and know that it’s not all about being “tough” or “protecting your barrio” or another classic “just trying to stay alive”. Those are old, cholo bullshit excuses and you’re not helping ANYONE out, not even yourselves! Take a look at how much money you are REALLY making and figure out if that’s enough to get food, clothes on your kids’ backs, a place, a car, registration, gas, laundry, utilities, etc. IT’S NOT. Look up “pyramid scheme”, that’s what this thing is.

    No more. Get your GED (first step)and realize the world’s not gonna stop to feel sorry for you or your situation. The world moves on and you have A LOT of catching up to do. Better get on it!

    You can do this!

    Rest in Peace to Mr. Lacayo. Condolences to his family in this trying time. Let’s not keep this cycle going any longer. No more death. Seriously.

  8. THEMISSIOnBOI

    IM SORRY TO SAY THIS BUT WAR JUST STARTED IN THE MISSION DISTRICT THEY TAKE THEY TAKING 3 TRUST ME THIS AINT GONNA BE OVER SOON Edson aka BIG MOE Lacayo REST IN PEACE BIG HOMIE WE LOVE YOU AND WE GONNA MISS YOU

  9. barry bonds

    shaaaaaaaaaooooooooo

  10. mishmasher

    You sound like a little boy,acting up for attention. It doesn’t make you look good.

  11. nerd

    cool bro, hope you like getting gentrified right out of the neighborhood by people who are actually doing something with their lives. keep on keepin’ it real.

  12. andrea

    I’m really sad. He was my boyfriend 10 years ago. He was my first love.

  13. Mission og

    condolences to his family, but when you live by the gun you die by the gun. This guy was a notorious 19th st sureño gang member.I remember him terrorizing young guys in the mission all the time. In fact, he tried to come at me crazy with some crazy Gang talk, I just told him to back before he got was was comjn to him and he left me alone. At the end of the day I feel like another problem is gone from our streets.

    Mission og

    • CITY_LIFE

      Tru words, thats exactly how dude lived, I always feel sorry for the family of the individuals who live that “thug” life, when you live foul, foul things are going to happen to you. This person might have been good to a lot of people, but he also caused a lot of grief for others, he lived exactly how he died, violently, I’m sure no parent wants their kids growing up to be bangers and drug dealers and this dude was never suspected of being a “Sureno” at first cause he doesnt look Latino aka Mestizo, he’s African/Hondureno, dude took advantage of him being incognito when walking through the rival hood and so did his “homeboys”, when his front of not being African American was exposed, thats when the “hunt” began, tru, everyone deserves a second chance in life, but, some people dont forget the past, grudges are held, eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth mentality that he himself lived by, in no way am I saying that his killing solved an issue, but, it was a long time comming for A LOT of people who were victims of what dude did to them, both directly and indirectly, this NORTE/sur thing that my Mexicano/Chicano half created is never going to die, its a disgrace, generation after generation will keep this BS “lifestyle” going, parents will lose their sons/daughters to the street life, kids will lose their dads/mothers to it also, this gang/street/thug life’s not for the weak minded or hearted, for the females that mess with thug dudes, you know what you’re getting yourself into, same goes for the individual that joins a gang, gang life is a game of Russian roulette with a loaded glock and a full round clip…..with that, the way you live, will be the way you die. Me and the OG arent being biased because of our hood “affiliations”, if it were to have been a person of a NORTENO hood, we would be saying the same thing, live by the gun, die by the gun.

      • G

        I believe your comment deserves “Staff Pick”. This is the most honest and thoughtful post up here. Thank you taking your time to write it.

        • CITY_LIFE

          Thx for the love, but, people don’t like hearing the truth, death comes to everyone, doesnt matter if you’re “good” or “evil”. When you live “evil” the people that you you wont be surprised when your death comes, if you live a long life, that will surpise them, ’cause you actually lived that long, sad, but tru. I co-signed aka agreed w/@missionboi cause what he said about a “war” starting in the hood will get violent and worse.

  14. Just Smile

    There are alot of people that carry peper spray and knifes as self defence you probably do too but enogh with your cowardly words tht you wud have never said to him my point is as we all grow we all make mistakes and what we have done before or did does not define who we are NOW many people loved edson for being kind and respectful to his elders and fam and close friends he was a father of two also a great father at that, and was in rection to changing his lifestyle for the best because he would show it. it is the hate and envy of peopple changing for the best that leads to these tragedies i just hope they catch the cowards that did this. in regard to saying hes a gang member his this hes that those comments are horrible and even the diseased would have not have said anything like that we will always keep you in our heart. p.s i dont care if ur a norteno or sureno if you come of a great person you will see how many ppl actually care about you and its obvious alot of ppl do R.I.P Edson <3

  15. WE LOVE YOU

    YOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED THOSE WHO HAVE NEGATIVE COMMENTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO EVEN POST ON HERE NO ONE DESERVES TO BE KILLED WE LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU EDSON!!!! YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS BROTHER OF ANOTHER.

  16. Moreno, I havent seen you in years; since high school (Galileo). I hate to hear what happened to you. My condolenses go out to your family. Gang member or not you are in a better place and i hope others can learn from the story and legacy of your life you leave behind. Stay up homeboy and till we meet again.

  17. MHS

    I went to school with Edson and boy was he a handful. But as boys will be boys he grew out of that stage,and I’m glad I was able to catch up with him years later to find out that he was trying to do better for himself and his family. My condolences to his family,the mother of his children,and kids. Rest in peace Edson.

  18. Muni_Bart_dude

    I dont know if you guys realize this but before this Norte/Sur war started in the 1980′s, the level of violence was alot lower. Sure you had gangs and fights and stabbings and so on but not to the level that it has accumilated in the last 10 years.
    Unless the police or the community find a way to call a truce in the prisons and in the greater California community, it dosnt matter what cops or the D.A. do here in SF, this is way larger then just a local San Francisco problem. The next best thing the cops and the community can do is to get rid of all Sureno gang members in the City.
    You can not get rid of the Nortenos as the gang injunction has tried and failed. SF is considered the Norte capitol while Los Angeles is considered the Sureno capitol. Both these groups are fighting for control of the streets and prisons.
    There are only 2 Sureno “clicks” or gangs in the entire City of SF. While simultainiously there might be over 20 individual Norteno gangs in the City.
    If the cops wanted to tone down gang violence in the City, they should go after the Surenos who are the agitators in the community. The Feds just took down 20th street MS13 and if the SFPD were able to take out 19th and 16th street surenos, you could finally have a more calmer Mission district, were people arnt afraid to wear colors and walk threw the neighborhood.
    By going after Nortenos, the SFPD is giving the Surenos a chance to further increase their presence in this City.
    It makes no sense. What about if the LAPD went after all Surenos in LA while ignoring the small but growing Norteno threat. It wouldnt happen down there and I dont see why we are so tolerant of these Southern California gangster in SF????

  19. me

    REST IN PEACE YO. FOR I NO THERE R SUM WHO R CRYING FOR U AND SUME WHO R LAUGHING AT U. IM SORRY IT HAD TO END LIKE THIS…RIP E

Comments are closed.