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A man was stabbed to death Wednesday evening in an assault on Mission Street, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Arthur Pesqueira, 27. They did not list a residency.

Officers from the Mission Police Station responded to the assault between 14th and 15th streets at 10:30 p.m. to find a man suffering from stab wounds.

“Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene,” the SFPD reported. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and later died at the hospital.

The area is near the Arco gas station, Arriba Juntos, a senior home, and the freeway. It is less populated than the other parts of the Mission, especially at night. Neighbors and employees near the area were not aware of the stabbing or the homicide.

This is the seventh homicide in the city and the fourth in the Mission this year.

This investigation is being led by the SFPD Homicide Detail.  


No arrests have been made.  Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department SFPD 24-hour-tip line at 1-415-575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous. 

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.

The SFPD’s data on crime can be found here.

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REPORTER. Annika Hom is our inequality reporter through our partnership with Report for America. Annika was born and raised in the Bay Area. She previously interned at SF Weekly and the Boston Globe where she focused on local news and immigration. She is a proud Chinese and Filipina American. She has a twin brother that (contrary to soap opera tropes) is not evil.

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  1. My baby brother.
    Is there anyways I can meet the officer who found him and tried to help him? I just need to talk to someone who was there. Please

  2. This was my best friends son. She is absolutely devastated that her son was killed and how brutal it was. This is horrible

  3. It’s an Arco gas station on 14th and Mission, not Chevron, which is further away on Mission and South Van Ness. You would think Mission Local would know the Mission like a local does.

  4. Walking back to the Mission from Civic Center or Hayes Valley, at night, I take a detour to come down Valencia from Market and cut back east on 16th for safety reasons. Mission/Otis are dark and desolate; SVN is a freeway ramp hell.

  5. As Supervisor Dean Preston tweets, we need to defund the police to stop these homicides

    As Police Commissioner John Hamasaki tweets, these homicides are just anti-fascist actions

    As Chesa Boudin and the Chronicle tweet, really, the data show that crime is down

  6. Though we’re early in the year, that seems like a high proportion for one neighborhood – would be interesting to understand how that compares to years prior (as well as method – stabbings seem to account for most of this year’s death).