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Police Make Arrest in Fatal Mission District Shooting

Police have arrested San Francisco Resident Luis Barrios-Ixolin, 28, in connection with the shooting of Tiara Williamson, a Richmond resident who was was discovered with fatal gunshot wounds in the Mission District in late May. Officers found Williamson lying on Alabama Street between 18th and 19th streets, having suffered serious gunshot wounds, at 2:54 a.m. on May 30th. Though officers and paramedics rendered aid, Williamson succumbed to...
Friends of Rigoberto Romero, who was shot and killed near the intersection of 24th and Shotwell streets on July 1, arranged a memorial in Romero's honor near the intersection. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Shooting Claimed Life of “Ambassador of Shotwell Street”

Many of the Shotwell street residents who heard the gunshots that claimed Rigoberto Romero’s life on Friday night had seen the 27-year-old grow up over the years. Some of them were family members. “We heard about six shots,” said Alicia Romero, the victim’s cousin. Three minutes prior, she had seen Romero speaking with his mother in their family home on...
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Man Shot, Killed on 24th and Shotwell Streets in SF Mission

A man died after he was shot by an unknown suspect with a handgun at the corner of 24th and Shotwell streets  at 11:44 p.m. on Friday, July 1, police report. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police did not give any further information about the incident. The Medical Examiner has not yet...
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Police Ramp Up Crime-Fighting in Response to Violence

In response to seven shootings and two stabbings since late May that left three people dead, another three critically injured, and four more in the hospital, San Francisco police are stepping up their efforts in the Mission District to combat crime. Many of the incidents occurred in the vicinity of 16th and Mission streets. The captain of the Mission Police...
The corner where neighbors said they saw a man dying from his gunshot wounds in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 14. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Man Shot, Killed at 20th and Shotwell Streets in SF Mission

A man was shot and killed early this morning outside Timbuk2 at 20th and Shotwell, according to police and neighbors who saw part of the incident unfold. At 4:05 a.m., the police report, a man of unknown age was shot and killed at 20th and Shotwell streets with a handgun and pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The police did not give any...
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Eyewitness Describes Brawl Before Fatal Mission Stabbing

Pablo O. a man who works on the plaza at 16th Street said he witnessed the Sunday morning attack that ended with 55-year-old Larry Teevy dead from multiple stabbing wounds. The account could not be corroborated, but police said Teevy was attacked and stabbed by at least three suspects and succumbed to his injuries. Teevy was well known within the community of men and women...
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Man Found Dead at 16th and Mission Streets (Updated)

Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old man who was found stabbed at 16th and Mission streets at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 5. Though he was transported to the hospital, he was found dead on arrival of first responders. Police indicated that there are three male suspects in the death. A reader reported that the northeast corner of...
The homeless encampment at 16th and Harrison Streets where Allison Sparrow lived. The woman was murdered on Friday.  Photo by Laura Waxmann

33-Year-Old Woman Killed in SF Mission (Updated)

Allison Sparrow, a 33-year-old woman, was the victim of a homicide early Friday morning near the homeless encampment at 16th and Harrison streets where she had been living for several months. SFPD spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza said that Sparrow, a “homeless female” was found unresponsive when police responded to a call around 6:30 a.m. on Friday. She was transported to San...
Prayer candles left at the memorial on Capp and 24th streets. Photo: Laura Wenus / Mission Local.

Memorial Honors 17-Year-Old Killed on Outskirts of SF Mission

A memorial to 17-year-old Miguel Alvarez appeared at 24th and Capp Streets on Thursday after a shooting just outside the Mission claimed his life on December 9. The corner of 24th and Capp was also the site of an unrelated shooting incident on Wednesday evening. It’s unclear why the memorial for Alvarez appeared at the same location. The 17-year-old Alvarez was shot at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday on Holladay Avenue...
A memorial for shooting victim Hector Salvador set up at the scene. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros

26-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed in SF Mission

An updated version of this story is available here. Hector Salvador, a 26-year-old San Francisco resident, was shot at 16th and Hoff streets at 2:10 a.m. on Sunday, December 6. After suffering an unknown number of gunshots to the torso, Salvador was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Officer Grace Gatpandan said that the incident involved a “group of people...
Sala-Haquekyah Chandler holds a photo of her late son, Yalani Chinyamurindi, dancing while she plays the drums.

Mother Seeks Justice and to Remain in a City that Claimed Her Son’s Life

At Parque Niños Unidos on 23rd and Treat Streets, Sala-Haquekyah Chandler delivered an impromptu call to action last Wednesday about gun violence in the city that has left her without her son and a police investigation that has so far failed to apprehend those who took his life. “I have paid my dues to stand and speak for the people who...
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Suspect Arrested In Murder of EMT

San Francisco Police have arrested a 21-year-old San Francisco resident, Taaron Bragg, for the murder of Camilo Senchyna-Beltran, a 26-year-old EMT and Mission resident. Senchyna-Beltran was shot in the early hours of December 7 and later died at San Francisco General Hospital. Police report Bragg was arrested for an unrelated robbery warrant and a misdemeanor theft warrant. The Bayview station officers...
A memorial for Malcolm Armstrong at Potrero Del Sol skate park. Photo by Zak Segura.

Hayes Valley Murder Victim A Locally Beloved Skater

Malcolm Armstrong, an Oakland native with a Brooklynite persona, died as the result of a stabbing in Hayes Valley recently. A suspect has been arrested for his murder, and Armstrong’s friends in the Mission organized a massive skateboarding tribute in his memory. Armstrong arrived in San Francisco without knowing anyone, his friend Israel Ramos said, before he found a place to share his passion...
A fatal stabbing occurred in front of this building late Tuesday night. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Stabbing at 24th and Capp (Updated)

Update Thursday, September 11th, 4:30 p.m.: SFWeekly and the Chronicle are reporting that the Medical Examiner’s office has released the name of the victim of Tuesday night’s fatal stabbing on 24th and Capp Street. According to these reports, the 20-year-old victim’s name was Ronnie Goodman. A little before midnight on Tuesday, the fatal stabbing of Goodman occurred at 24th and Capp Street. According...
The memorial that was set up later on Saturday at the site of the Benjamin Martinez shooting, where his prayer services will be held this coming Friday. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Murdered Honored at Sites of Tragedy

UPDATE: Prayer services for Benjamin Martinez were cancelled, by request of his family, due to concern for public safety. This story has been updated to reflect the latest news. In the wake of last week’s murders, the Restorative Justice Ministry for Victims and Survivors of Violent Crimes of the Archdiocese of San Francisco had planned to conduct prayer services for two victims on July 25. Benjamin...