Tag Archives: Homicide

No charges filed against men arrested following fatal Mission District shooting

The two men arrested on Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in the Mission District were promptly released early this week, pending a law enforcement investigation. Robert Salvador, 22, was released Monday, and 28-year-old Sandie Harden was released Tuesday, said Nancy Crowley, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. Both men had been arrested in connection with the...

Grisly dismemberment homicide jolts 14th Street neighbors

It’s a busy street, once plagued by gangs and criminal activity. Residents of the 200 block of 14th Street are used to much of the worst of city life. But they’re not used to this. One resident, who did not want to have his name disclosed, said he hadn’t expected a murder to occur right next to his home. “It’s...
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Six Mission District Sureño members arrested in far-reaching probe

Local and federal law enforcement early Thursday morning arrested six members of a Sureño gang faction that operated primarily in San Francisco’s Mission District. The arrests were in connection with six San Francisco cold-case murders related to gang activity in the neighborhood. The arrests — which took place in the Mission and the cities of Richmond and Pacifica at around...

SF police shooting shows lapses in procedure, but rookie cop likely to escape criminal charges

The rookie cop who was still on probation when he shot and killed an unarmed suspect in December, is likely to escape criminal charges, according to several use-of-force experts. Nonetheless, most agreed that a 30-second video shows apparent and significant breaches of procedure, and one of the experts felt these were major enough to warrant firing the officer who is...

SF Mission District homicides down slightly in 2017

Homicides in the Mission District were down in 2017, with eight murders reported by the end of the year, compared to 10 homicides in 2016. In 2017, 56 homicides occurred citywide, compared to a total of 58 in 2016. The first homicide of 2017 took place on New Year’s Day, but 2018 did not see its first killing until last...

Suspect arrested for stabbing death of SF Mission homeless man

The San Francisco Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the murder of a homeless man identified as Mark Camacho, 59, who was stabbed to death near 25th Street and Potrero Avenue around 8 p.m. Thursday. Jesus Ramirez, a 48-year-old San Francisco resident, was booked into the San Francisco County jail for murder. “Officers from Mission Station were...

Witnesses tell how man was stabbed to death at 25th and Potrero in SF Mission

Update: Police have arrested Jesus Ramirez, a 48-year-old San Francisco resident, in connection with Camacho’s murder.  A 59-year-old homeless man died after he was stabbed with a knife by two men estimated to be between the ages of 30 and 50, police say. The incident took place near 25th Street and Potrero Avenue around 8 p.m. Thursday. It is San...

Family of SF woman allegedly slain by ex-partner: Be there for victims

In the wake of Susana Robles Desgarennes’ death, allegedly at the hands of an abusive ex, her family is preparing to organize against domestic violence. Paola Desgarennes, Susana’s 23-year-old sister, said that she, her mother and her brother are planning to form an advocacy organization to keep what they say happened to Susana from happening to anyone else. Meanwhile they...

Domestic violence allegedly ended life of young mother

Friends and family of Susana Robles Desgarennes allege her death, in a car in Dolores Heights on Saturday morning, came at the hands of the father of her four-year-old child. Now, they are mourning the loss of the young mother, a makeup guru who was involved in local youth and women’s programs like Loco Bloco and Young Women Free. Meanwhile...

Rash of crimes, including homicide, strike SF Mission over the weekend

Homicide A 52-year-old man died from multiple stab wounds at around 1:53 a.m. on Saturday morning at Hampshire and Alameda streets, police report. The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the man as Demetrius Moore, aged 52. People living in tents on Alameda Street remembered him by the name of “Meech” and said that he had been homeless.   He was transported...

Victim of fatal 24th St. shooting remembered

Although Jesus Sandoval had spent the last six years of his life living with a friend’s family in Potrero Hill, the Mission – where the 35-year-old spent much of his youth – remained his stomping grounds. “He loved to go to the Mission and meet  friends. He’d come to the Mission to go out,” said Rebecca Muzquiz. For some six...

(UPDATED) Victim identified in 24th and Mission streets homicide

UPDATE: The San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified the 35-year-old victim of a fatal shooting at 24th and Mission streets on Monday as Jesus Sandoval, a resident of San Francisco. Police report that at about 2:30 a.m. Monday officers responded to a shooting call at the intersection.  Sandoval died of an apparent gun shot wound.   Police said that no...

Bernal searches for answers after brutal stabbing kills father of four

In a townhall meeting held Wednesday at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center at 515 Cortland Ave., local police and city officials probed for information in the fatal stabbing of 33-year-old Giovanny Alvarez and attempted to assure Bernal Heights residents that while police have not identified a suspect in the stabbing, they were safe. “We have to be limited in the...

[Updated] Man killed near Garfield Square, suspect arrested

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...

Man found dead in Bernal Heights Park (update)

Update, 5/30/17: Alvarez’ family has set up a GoFundMe to cover funeral costs for the father of four. A community meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center to discuss the case. Update, 5/26/17: The San Francisco Medical Examiner reports that the victim is Giovanny Alvarez, 33, a San Francisco resident. Original story: Police...