Tag Archives: Homicide

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...

Man Shot, Killed on 24th and Shotwell Streets in SF Mission

A man died after he was shot by an unknown suspect with a handgun at the corner of 24th and Shotwell streets  at 11:44 p.m. on Friday, July 1, police report. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police did not give any further information about the incident. The Medical Examiner has not yet...
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Police Ramp Up Crime-Fighting in Response to Violence

In response to seven shootings and two stabbings since late May that left three people dead, another three critically injured, and four more in the hospital, San Francisco police are stepping up their efforts in the Mission District to combat crime. Many of the incidents occurred in the vicinity of 16th and Mission streets. The captain of the Mission Police...

Man Shot, Killed at 20th and Shotwell Streets in SF Mission

Update: The deceased was named Robert Lewis, a 32-year-old resident of Oakland. A man was shot and killed early this morning outside Timbuk2 at 20th and Shotwell, according to police and neighbors who saw part of the incident unfold. At 4:05 a.m., the police report, a man of unknown age was shot and killed at 20th and Shotwell streets with a handgun and pronounced...

Eyewitness Describes Brawl Before Fatal Mission Stabbing

Pablo O. a man who works on the plaza at 16th Street said he witnessed the Sunday morning attack that ended with 55-year-old Larry Teevy dead from multiple stabbing wounds. The account could not be corroborated, but police said Teevy was attacked and stabbed by at least three suspects and succumbed to his injuries. Teevy was well known within the community of men and women...
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Man Found Dead at 16th and Mission Streets (Updated)

Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old man who was found stabbed at 16th and Mission streets at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 5. Though he was transported to the hospital, he was found dead on arrival of first responders. Police indicated that there are three male suspects in the death. A reader reported that the northeast corner of...