Tag Archives: Homicide

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...

Mission police arrest two men linked to fatal 19th Street shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal March 17 shooting of 44-year-old Jorge Martinez at 19th and Mission streets. Minutes after 7 p.m. on March 21, San Francisco police officers from Mission Station located and arrested 22-year-old San Francisco residents Jose Mejia-Carrillo and 23-year-old Alexis Cruz-Zepeda near 19th and Church streets.  Both men face murder and conspiracy charges and...

UPDATED: Shooting on 19th St. claims life of father celebrating his birthday

A shooting on 19th Street claimed the life of a 44-year-old man early Friday morning. At 12:48 a.m., police responded to reports of a shooting on 19th Street between Mission and Capp streets and found the man on the sidewalk in front of a barbershop on 19th Street between Mission and Capp streets. The victim has been identified as Jorge Martinez,...

Police Arrest Suspect in Valencia Stabbing Homicide

UPDATE: The suspect originally named in this story was released after an alibi was corroborated by SFPD. Police report they have arrested a suspect in connection with at stabbing at Valencia and Duboce streets on Dec. 29th that left 38-year-old Mathew Fiame dead. After homicide investigators identified the man as a suspect San Francisco Police officers from Northern Station found him on...

First San Francisco Homicide of 2017 Claims Life in Mission

Police have identified the two men killed in two separate shootings on New Year’s Day in the Mission and the Bayview districts as 21-year-old Ernesto Rosales and 35-year-old Mitchell Smith, respectively. Rosales, a San Francisco resident, was shot in the chest on 26th and Shotwell streets around 2:13 a.m. on January 1. Officers responded to reports of a shooting victim found,...

Man Killed Outside Burma Love on Valencia

Update: Police have made an arrest in this case. Read more here. Police have confirmed the death of a 39-year-old man who was stabbed outside of Burma Love at 211 Valencia St. near Duboce Thursday evening. Mathew Fiame, a San Francisco resident, was found suffering from a stab wound around 6:25 p.m. outside of the restaurant and was transported to the hospital, where he died...

Female Victim Identified in Mission District Double Homicide

The San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified 27-year-old Lindsay McCollum as the second victim in a fatal shooting near the intersection of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Sunday night. McCollum and 51-year-old Eddie “Tennessee” Tate were found suffering from gunshot wounds in a homeless encampment near the intersection, where Tate reportedly lived. McCollum had no fixed address according...

Neighbors Remember Homicide Victim as Gruff but Kind Handyman

A “buck wild” exterior didn’t stop neighbors on the streets from seeing Eddie “Tennessee” Tate as a helpful, industrious neighbor. Tate was one of two people killed in a shooting Sunday night on 16th and Shotwell streets. He was 51 years old. Tate had lived on the streets of the city for decades and was well known for his compassion...

Two Killed, One Injured in Separate Mission Shootings

This story has been updated with additional information. Two people were killed in a shooting near the intersection of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Sunday night, according to police. At 8:46 p.m., police received a call and responded to the scene, where a man and woman, both between 25 and 35 years old, had been shot, a police spokesperson said. The fatal...
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Police Make Arrest in Fatal Mission District Shooting

Police have arrested San Francisco Resident Luis Barrios-Ixolin, 28, in connection with the shooting of Tiara Williamson, a Richmond resident who was was discovered with fatal gunshot wounds in the Mission District in late May. Officers found Williamson lying on Alabama Street between 18th and 19th streets, having suffered serious gunshot wounds, at 2:54 a.m. on May 30th. Though officers and paramedics rendered aid, Williamson succumbed to...

Shooting Claimed Life of “Ambassador of Shotwell Street”

Many of the Shotwell Street residents who heard the gunshots that claimed Rigoberto Romero’s life on Friday night had seen the 27-year-old grow up over the years. Some of them were family members. “We heard about six shots,” said Alicia Romero, the victim’s cousin. Three minutes prior, she had seen Romero speaking with his mother in their family home on Shotwell...