Tag Archives: Homicide

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...

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,...