Update: Lyris Wolfe, 52, has been arrested and charged in connection to the homicide. Wolfe has been identified as a teacher’s aide who worked at the San Francisco School District’s Dr. Charles R. Drew Alternative Elementary School for some 15 years and has been placed on administrative leave, according to Gentle Blythe, a spokesperson for the school district.
Original story: A 45-year-old man was killed at 1:11 a.m. on Monday near 26th Street and Treat Avenue and police have a arrested a 52-year-old woman in connection with the homicide.
The victim has been identified as Aaron Johnson, a San Francisco resident. Responding officers found Johnson suffering from a severe stab wound, according to police reports. San Francisco Fire Department paramedics rendered aid, but Johnson died of his injury at San Francisco General Hospital.
Police immediately launched an investigation and detained a female suspect, identified as Lyris Wolfe. Following an interview with Wolfe, police determined that she was responsible for Johnson’s murder, according to a press release issued by the San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday.
Wolfe has been booked on felony charges of murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and for two counts of threats.
Johnson’s death was the fourth homicide in the Mission District this year. In 2016, there were 10 homicides, but only one by this time last year.
This is a developing story and we will update as information comes in.