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    April 2, 2014

    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Talks About Gun Control to a Packed Audience in Oakland

    A packed house of enthusiastic admirers filled the Paramount Theater in downtown Oakland last night to greet former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Giffords became a national symbol for gun control when she was shot in the head on Jan. 8, 2011 outside ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Carnell Taylor Jr. Acquitted in Japantown Murder

    A jury today acquitted Carnell Taylor Jr., the man accused of gunning down 26-year-old Jamal Gaines in Japantown earlier this year, saying, among other things, witnesses had wildly different descriptions of the suspect. After five days of deliberating, the jury decided that Taylor, 25, was not gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Justin Valdez Identified as Man Shot to Death on Muni, Police Release Video Footage of Victim

    The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man who was shot to death as he exited a Muni bus on Monday night as 20-year-old Justin Valdez. Valdez was riding the M line eastbound at about 10 p.m. when it stopped at the corner of Randolph and Bright streets in Ingleside heights. As he was gett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Barry White: Cops Release Photo of Suspect in Gift Shop Murder

    San Francisco police this morning released a booking photo of 23-year-old Barry White, who has been accused of shooting to death two female employees of a SOMA gift shop Friday afternoon. According to police, 23-year-old White walked into the multi-level Gift Center and Jewelry Mart on the 800 blo ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Two Dead After Shooting in Brannan Street Shooting

    Two people are dead, and two others have been sent to the hospital after a shooting in the SoMa neighborhood this afternoon. One suspect is in custody, according to S.F. fire officials. The shooting was reported to the fire department at 2:03p.m., according to Jen Balestrieri, a SFFD spokeswoman.

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    June 25, 2013

    Four Shot in Two Separate Incidents, One Dead

    Update:Medical authorities have identified the shooting victim who died as 27-year-old Richard Wells. An unidentified man was shot to death in Bernal Heights last night and over on the other side of town, three others were injured in a home invasion robbery that went awry. In the first incident, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Larry Carr, S.F. Man Accused in Triple Shooting, Already Dodged 2005 Homicide Charges

    Larry Carr, one of the three men charged with attempted homicide today, was the same guy who was arrested eight years ago on suspicion of murdering 44-year-old Richard Banks, according to police. According to police, on Sept. 30, 2004, Carr allegedly shot and killed Banks during an attempted robbe ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Triple Shooting in the Mission District This Morning (Update)

    Update 3:42 p.m: Police release names of suspects. Read update after the jump. Original Story 7:09 a.m.: Three people are in the hospital this morning after being gunned down at about 3:50 a.m. today, just a few blocks from the 16th Street BART station. According to Officer Gordon Shyy, police w ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Geofrey Greer Identified as Man Shot to Death In Weekend Dispute (Update)

    Update 4 p.m.: San Francisco Police say they have arrested 66-year-old Robert Graves of San Francisco on suspicion of murder. Original story 6:45 a.m.: The medical examiner identified the man who was shot to death over the weekend as 24-year-old Geofrey Greer. On Saturday at about 2:30 a.m., poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Police Need Help Solving Cold Case Murder of Alberto Casillas

    Homicide Inspectors issued an alert this weekend, asking for the public's assistance in tracking down the person or people who killed seeking assistance in solving the 2007 murder of Alberto Casillas, who was was shot and killed outside a SOMA nightclub. On Jan. 7, 2007, at 2:17 a.m., Casillas was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    SF's Proposed Ban on Hollow-point Bullets Is a Turning Point for U.S. Gun Culture

    Hollow-point bullets have a pit at the tip, which makes them look a bit like tiny steel smokestacks. When the bullet hits a target, pressure builds within the pit and pushes outward against lead walls, causing the bullet's surface area to expand and leave a greater trail of damage within the target. ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    SFPD Holds Public Memorial for Officer James Guelff, Who Was Killed by Carjacking Suspect

    Later tonight, San Francisco cops will gather for a public memorial to remember Officer James Guelff, who was killed in the line of duty on this day 18 years ago at the age of 40. On Nov. 13 1994, Guelff was the first officer who responded to a call of a man with a gun in the area of Pine and Frankl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Double Shooting in the Tenderloin

    Two men are in critical condition after a gunman opened fire in the Tenderloin neighborhood this afternoon, police said. Investigators are still at the crime scene, which occurred on the 200 block of Leavenworth, trying to piece together exactly what happened.

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    October 3, 2012

    Lorenzo Jimenez Murder: Police Release Sketch of Suspect Wanted in Shooting of Local Bouncer

    Police are asking for your help in locating the man responsible for shooting 24-year-old Lorenzo Jimenez who was shot to death earlier this summer. On June 8, Jimenez, a local bouncer for the Roaring 20s Strip Club in North Beach, had been with several friends at the Double Dutch bar near 16th and ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Facebook Campaign Asks Christian Bale, aka Batman, to Visit Hurt Kids in Aurora Shooting

    Nothing can pack the pressure like organized social media -- and actor Christian Bale is certainly feeling it. A Facebook campaign is asking the Batman star to visit kids who were hurt in last week's shooting during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises where 12 were killed and 8 were injure ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Pralith Pralouarng Identified as Man Killed near Chocolate Factory

    Medical authorities identified the employee who was shot to death near the TCHO chocolate factory as 32-year-old Pralith Pralouarng of Oakland. A town hall meeting will be held on tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in the Bay Side Room of Pier 1 where police will update the community on yesterday's shooting whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Ermias Kassaye Homicide: SFPD Say Shooting May Have Been Case of Mistaken Identity

    San Francisco police released more information this morning regarding the shooting death of 26-year-old Ermias Kassaye who was killed in late June as he walked home from the Balboa BART station. Police are looking for a 6-foot black man between the ages of 16 and 25, with a thin build and long dread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Why Didn't SFPD Pursue Material Witness Warrant for Wilfredo Reyes, Suspect in Triple Homicide?

    Since June 2008, Edwin Ramos has claimed that Wilfredo Reyes was the shooter who killed Tony Bologna and his two sons. So when Reyes was arrested earlier this week, District Attorney George Gascón had to explain why it took so long to get him into custody.As the Chronicle reported:Gascón said inve ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Jordan Jordan Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale Housing Projects

    Medical authorities have finally released the name of the 21-year-old man shot to death in the  city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood Sunday night. Jordan Jordan, a San Francisco resident, was standing outside the front of a house on the 1700 block of Sunnydale at about 7:18 p.m. when an an un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Man Killed in Ingleside; Homicide No. 38

    An unidentified man was shot to death early this morning, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.Police were called to the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Howth Street at about 12:20 a.m. on reports of a shooting. The victim died at the scene, according to press reports.

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    June 12, 2012

    Lorenzo Jimenez Update: Police Need Help Finding Men Who Killed Man by Mission Bar

    Update (4:50 p.m.): Police released this photo of Lorenzo Jimenez who was shot to death after hanging out with friends at the Double Dutch bar on Friday night. According to police, Jimenez was confronted by as many as 10 Hispanic men while he was at the bar. After leaving the Double Dutch, Jimenez w ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Three Teens Shot, One Dead; Homicide No. 20

    Police are investigating a triple shooting in the city's Bayview neighborhood over the weekend, which left one man dead and two others injured. On Friday at about 8:46 p.m., police were called to the intersection of Griffith and Palou where they found three teens who had been shot with a handgun. Th ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Teen Shot on Muni in Broad Daylight

    ​Just yesterday, police were bragging somewhat about how violent crime on Muni was on the decline. But just a few hours after releasing that tidbit of news, a teenager was shot while riding the bus through the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood. At about 1:40 p.m., the shooter boarded the Muni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Derek Hall Shot to Death on Valentine's Day; Homicide No. 6

    ​A 30-year-old man was shot and killed last night as he stood outside in the Bayview District, police said. According to the SFPD, the victim, who has been identified as Derek Hall, was on the unit block of Osceola Lane at about 9:11 p.m. when two men approached him and shot Hall multiple times in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Pedro Zaldana-Ortiz Accused of Killing Nelson Henriquez During Argument

    ​Police say they have arrested Pedro Zaldana-Ortiz on suspicion of stabbing to death 25-year-old Nelson Henriquez during an argument in the Outer Mission last week. According to Sgt. Daryl Fong, homicide investigators located Zaldana-Ortiz on Sunday on the 1000 block of South Van Ness. He was take ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Man Stabbed to Death in Outer Mission; Homicide No. 3

    Man stabbed​A 25-year-old man was found dead last night in the Outer Mission neighborhood, making it San Francisco's third murder this year. According to San Francisco police, the man -- who has not yet been identified -- was found at about 9:20 p.m., lying on the street near the unit block of Reg ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Steven Young Identified as Man Shot by San Francisco Police

    Steven Young was shot and killed by S.F. police last week ​Medical authorities identified the man whom police shot and killed last week during a routine traffic stop in the Lower Nob Hill neighborhood as 33-year-old Steven Young. Young, a San Carlos resident, was pulled over by San Francisco polic ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Nick Frantin Killed in Bayview; Homicide No. 39

    ​Medical authorities identified 21-year-old Nick Frantin as the man who was shot and killed Saturday night as he walked into a Bayview liquor store. Shortly after 10 p.m., Frantin, a San Francisco resident, walked inside a store at the corner of Thomas Avenue and Keith Street when he was shot mult ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Police Chief Greg Suhr Booed Off Stage

    Up against a tough crowd ​Police Chief Greg Suhr made a visit to his old stomping ground in the Bayview last night to try to do what he supposedly did best when he was the captain of that district: Diffuse the hostility. But Suhr didn't exactly get the warm welcome he once had over there. Instead, ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Police Say Kenneth Harding Shot Himself

    Did he shoot himself?​Those who were looking for answers surrounding Saturday's officer-involved shooting which killed 19-year-old Kenneth Harding aren't going to feel satisfied by this news. Police are now saying Harding, a Seattle parolee, shot himself in the six-second gunshot exchange between ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Kenneth Harding Identified as Man Shot and Killed by SFPD

    Kenneth Harding shot ​Medical authorities have identified the man who SFPD shot over the weekend as 19-year-old Kenneth Harding. Police say Harding was a parolee who was also a person of interest in the shooting death Tanaya Gilbert last week in Seattle. Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters on Su ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Douglas Cabrera Turns Himself In for 1995 Double Murder

    Sixteen years later ... ​More than 15 years after the killing of Vincent Betancourt and his nephew, Ruben Solis, a man turned himself in to police this week, claiming responsibility for the shootings. Police arrested 33-year-old Douglas Cabrera on suspicion of shooting the 31-year-old Betancourt a ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Safeway Reconsidering Whether to Allow Congress on Your Corner Events at Its Stores

    Not In My Backyard​Safeway Inc. is reconsidering whether to continue allowing the Congress on Your Corner events to take place at the grocery stores across the nation after the tragic shooting in Arizona that left six people dead and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in serious condition.  ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Terry Turner, 29, Identified as Man Shot at Tenderloin Cafe

    Man Shot ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified the man who was shot yesterday at a cafe in the Tenderloin district as 29-year-old Terry Turner of San Francisco.Police were called to the 900 block of Polk Street on Thursday at about 4:20 p.m. after receiving reports of shots inside the ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Larry Lacy, Shot in Tenderloin, Is First Homicide of 2011

    ​The New Year's Season is always punctuated with a series of lasts and firsts. Sadly, one of the grimmer milestones of 2011 was not long in coming. Larry Lacy, just 20 years old, was shot dead on New Year's Day, and became the city's first homicide victim of the year. Lacy was shot multiple times ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Man Shot Dead In Richmond District

    ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office has not yet identified a man shot to death Wednesday night in the Richmond District. Police responded to multiple reports of gunshots emanating from the 400 block of 23rd Avenue at approximately 9 p.m. The man was discovered dead within a room in an apa ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Search for Murder Victim's Family Ongoing

    ​Three days after a man was shot to death in the early evening at 17th and Mission, city officials are still unable to locate any of the murder victim's family members -- and can therefore not release his identity to the public. SF Weekly has learned that the murder victim is an older man in his 6 ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Man Shot Dead at Jones and O'Farrell -- Homicide No. 32

    ​An overnight shooting has left a man dead in the street at Jones and O'Farrell in the Tenderloin. The victim's identity will be revealed pending notification of his family, the medical examiner's office tells SF Weekly.

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    August 16, 2010

    Mission Triple Shooting Victims Still Alive -- Gunman Still on the Loose

    ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office tells SF Weekly that all three victims of a brazen Mission District triple shooting -- including a man shot in the chest -- are still in the land of the living. The man who pulled the trigger presumably is, too, however. And San Francisco Police apparen ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Twin Peaks Shooting Victim Identified as John Rumble, 68

    View Larger MapThe man shot to death Friday on scenic Christmas Tree Point Road was 68-year-old John Rumble, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office. Rumble, who hails from parts unknown, was discovered in the morning of March 26 in a car parked on a road best known as a haven for s ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Murder Victim Tony Lewis Was in Someone Else's Car

    View Larger MapWe reported earlier about Tony Lewis, the 29-year-old man found shot to death in a car yesterday parked in front of 750 Jerrold Avenue. There is still no suspect information, according to the San Francisco Police Department. But it does warrant mentioning that the car Lewis' bullet-ri ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Delvon Fields, Shot Dead in Bayview, Is City's 26th Homicide

    View Larger MapDelvon Fields, a 28-year-old San Francisco man, was shot dead yesterday evening at Third and McKinnon Streets in Bayview. No arrests have yet been made in San Francisco's 26th homicide of the year. Prior to Fields' killing, the city's most recent murder was on Friday, July 10, when 17 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    SFPD: News Report in Error, Police Didn't Witness Weekend Shooting

    "Man Shot Dead in Front of San Francisco Police in Broad Daylight" is a headline that raises troubling questions, particularly when it's followed by: "No suspects were arrested." That was the gist of a Bay City News brief yesterday appearing in the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and Sa ... More >>

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    February 20, 2008
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    August 3, 2007
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    June 27, 2007

    Grave Injustice

    Late SF rapper Madd Maxx's debut CD is out--and so is his killer

  • Culture

    May 23, 2007

    Bang Bang, Game Over

    New play explores whether violent videogames create killers

  • News

    December 13, 2006

    Bad Blood

    Too many shootings in the city have this in common: escalating anger over an old grudge soon leads to murder. But did a 2-year-old boy have to die?

  • News

    January 18, 2006

    Let It Bleed

    Prosecutors' reluctance to charge murder suspects in S.F. leaves alleged killers on the street, flush with bravado

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    May 6, 1998

    Tale of a Gun

    Following one semiautomatic from manufacture to mayhem

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