A fatal stabbing occurred in front of this building late Tuesday night. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

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 to a San Francisco Police Department’s crime recap, he was in altercation with two other men in their 20s, who stabbed him with an unknown weapon.

“The victim was attacked by two suspects,” said Officer Gordon Shyy, a spokesperson for SFPD. “They assaulted and stabbed him.”

Shortly after the incident, Goodman was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries. As of Thursday afternoon, the police have made no arrests.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, investigators from the Homicide unit of the police department were on the scene investigating the incident, hoping to find surveillance video from nearby businesses that may have filmed the crime. While they couldn’t comment on their investigation, they did confirm that the stabbing happened on the northeast corner of 24th and Capp in front of the four-story apartment building.

Across the street at Latino’s Liquors, store clerk Pal Sihn says he wasn’t on duty when the incident occurred and didn’t see anything. He explained that the store’s surveillance cameras only faced inwards and was unlikely to have captured the previous night’s incident.

Neighbors say they were woken up by the police but didn’t witness anything leading up to the crime.

“I came home at 9:30 and at 10:45 everything was quiet,” said longtime neighbor Daisy Camey, whose building is next to the crime scene. “We thought this area was quiet, but it’s not.”

A Mission Local reader emailed us at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to report that a large crowd of people was gathered at the corner of 23rd and Capp streets following the incident.

“Some big police action went down tonight, starting a little over an hour ago, when two or three people were yelling and punching at each other in the middle of the intersection at 23rd and Mission,” wrote the reader. “I don’t know what they were on, but they were completely ignoring cars, which slowed, stopped or swerved around them. No idea what it was about or how it ended up—the cops still have a block of Capp Street cordoned off.”

Louis Martinez, who lives on Capp Street two doors down from where the stabbing took place, happened to be in the ER of San Francisco General Hospital with his wife when the Goodman was rushed in for treatment early Wednesday morning.

“A lot of people were with him when he came in,” Martinez said. “There was a lot of blood.”

Just a few blocks and a mere week separate Tuesday’s fatal stabbing from the one that killed 14-year-old Rashawn Williams.

This is a developing story and we’ll update this page when we have more information.

If you have any information about the incident described above that you would like to report to the police you can leave an anonymous tip at Mission Station by calling 415-552-4558.

The scene of a fatal stabbing on Capp and 24th had little evidence of the crime the following morning. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Daniel Hirsch

Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top...

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  1. Par for the course, 24th and Capp a regular showdown corner for the bangers on 24th. The same crew has been witnessed running from gun fights on this corner, and yet they are out there every day. The police either don’t know or don’t care, because they have no control over what these guys are doing. I would like to who in the police department is actually paying attention to what is going down between Mission and Harrison on 24th street.

    1. The police’s hands are tied by City Hall. Campos has made it clear that he wants no greater police presence in the Mission.

  2. The gangs are running wild and the police are nowhere to be found. I’ve seen the police interact with the little gang-bangers on the corners. Their …… and we’re moving.

    1. He was a young kid that grew up in San Francisco and knew a lot of people in the mission. You should think about the friends of the victim, like myself, that might be upset by you poking fun at the death of a 20 year old kid. You have made a very tasteless comment. Please reflect on your words here and realize that my friend died because senseless anger and violence. Something that is very hard to deal with on its own and only becomes exponentially more difficult when people show disregard for the situation.

  3. Mire1 was killed by two norteños because his friend had sex with one of their girlfriends. Ronnie and his friend got chased to 24th and capp and his friend got away. Ronnie died. I have grown up on that exact corner. If gentrification gets these dipshits in their red gear out of here it can’t come soon enough. So over this bullshit around here on “Calle 24”..

    1. So agree! I was born and raised here in the mission with grandparents from Mexico and welcome gentrification to get rid of this violence. As I got home today I witnessed a drunk driving down Capp at and as he passed me he was yelling obscenities at me. I would take a hipster/google guy over scum like that. Sick of it.

    2. Thanks for the clarification, but have you shared this information with the police? That might help in getting justice for Ronnie.

    3. RIP YOUNG MIRE there’s going to be a mural painting for him on lilac alley between 24th and 25th this Sat. the 13th. (no time posted)

  4. The two buildings in your photo are now covered in graffiti. The shrines include many empty liquor bottles. Mission Loc@l could post an udated photo. Will someone help re-paint those buildings?

    1. a young man was murdered and your worried about the buildings, thats exactly whats wrong with the community , you cant understand the reality that a senseless murder was committed? but you can complain that the buildings are not up to YOUR standards. maybe the buildings being destroyed will bring some attention to this case instead of people looking over the fact that a YOUNG MAN WAS MURDERED.

      1. The only way to stop this. Is to speak up. There were many witnesses to this and many with information that can help bring justice but only a few are sharing what they know. Speak up. Call SFPD anonymously 415.552.4558

    2. Ronnie’s family has been in contact with the owners of the property in regards to the graffiti. They completely understand unlike your jack ass. Family and friends are still grieving. They have every intention of painting the building. Thanks for your concern for the building and not the young human life that was lost so tragically.

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