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.