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    April 8, 2014

    S.F. Cops Have Killed 83 People Since 1980

    Complaints of San Francisco police misconduct are at 21-year low. Knowing that, you'd think San Francisco constables are more popular than they've been since the alcalde days. But it's hard to buy into that notion when it appears that public mistrust of San Francisco cops is soaring, especially a ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Trayvon Martin: Rally Is Happening Again Tonight in Oakland

    Demonstrators are planning to pack downtown Oakland again tonight for a national day of action demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida kid who was shot to death by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Protesters will follow the usual drill: gather at Frank Ogawa ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Have You Seen This Man Who Killed Raymond Harris, East Bay Man, at BART?

    BART police released a sketch of the suspect who shot and killed a woman at the Richmond BART station last month, hoping someone will come forward with information on his whereabouts. The shooting occurred on March 14 at about 6 p.m. in front of the Transit Office at the Richmond BART station, kil ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    SOMA Club 330 Ritch Closes After Weekend Shooting

    330 Ritch, a SOMA nightclub that often hosted live hip-hop shows and DJs, closed indefinitely yesterday after three people were shot in and around the club early Sunday morning. The shooting victims -- two men in their 20s and one man in his 30s -- are expected to live, according to the SF Examiner ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    San Francisco Man Gunned Down in Oakland

    Oakland police are investigating a shooting death involving one of our own San Francisco residents. Officer J. Moore told us this morning that police were called to the intersection of Ninth and Clay streets, just a few blocks from the 12th Street BART station, at about 3 a.m. Sunday where they fo ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    San Francisco's 1993 Mass Shooting Inspired National Assault Weapons Ban

    The New York Times article, on July 2, 1993, began, "San Francisco -- A gunman carrying hundreds of rounds of ammunition terrorized a high-rise office building in the financial district here late this afternoon, killing eight people and wounding six others with a hail of automatic and semiautomatic ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Man Shot to Death in Hayes Valley; Homicide No. 63

    An unidentified man was killed Tuesday night in a shooting incident in the city's Hayes Valley neighborhood. According to Officer Albie Esparza, officers were called to the 700 block of Grove Street just before 8 p.m. on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim suffering fr ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Man "Executed" in the Mission; Homicide No. 50

    Police are investigating a second homicide over the weekend, which claimed the life of a man in his 20s. Officer Albie Esparza tells us that on Sunday about 4 p.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of Treat Street on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found an unidentified man shot ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Masked Gunman Opens Fire in the Mission District

    Just as everyone's nerves are still rattled over the Colorado theater massacre, a masked gunman reportedly opened fire in broad daylight in the city's Mission District yesterday. Officer Albie Esparza tells us that quite a few people called police around 2 p.m. to report the shooting; they all claim ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Angelo Kyer Identified as Man Killed Near Sunnydale Housing Projects

    Medical authorities have identified the man who was shot to death last week as 21-year-old Angelo Kyer of San Francisco. Just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to the 1800 block of Sunnydale where they found Kyer with gunshot wounds. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Darius Williams Identified as Man Killed Near Sunnydale Housing Projects, Homicide No. 35

    The man who was shot early Wednesday morning at the Sunnydale Housing projects has died. Medical authorities have identified the victim as 22-year-old Darius Williams of Pinole.According to Officer Albie Esparza, police were called to the 100 block of Blythedale just before 6 a.m. on reports of a ma ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Man Shot in Head as He Was Driving, Homicide No. 29

    Police are investigating an early-morning homicide in the city's Bayview neighborhood where a 22-year-old man was shot in the head while in his car. According to Officer Albie Esparza, the victim was driving near the intersection of Meade and La Conte at about 2 a.m. when he was shot in the head. Hi ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Man Shoots Three Women in the Tenderloin

    A portion of the Tenderloin is currently closed to traffic while police investigate a triple shooting that sent three women to the hospital this afternoon. According to Sgt. Daryl Fong, the shooting happened just after 1 p.m. on the corner of Ellis and Leavenworth. When police arrived, they found th ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Pit Bull Shot Dead in Hunters Point

    Well, this isn't your typical Bayview-Hunters Point slaying. Police are looking for the animal-hater who shot and killed a 1-year-old pit bull for no apparent reason on Friday evening. According to CBS News, the cops were called to the 200 block of West Point Road at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday on rep ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Transgender Woman Murdered in Oakland

    Oakland police are investigating the shooting death of a 37-year-old transgender woman in downtown Oakland early Sunday morning.According to press reports, the woman, who has only been identified by friends and family as Brandy, was walking near 13th and Franklin streets at about 6 a.m. when she was ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Man in Critical Condition After Shooting in Bernal Heights

    Another man shot​A 59-year-old man is in critical condition today after he was shot while walking in the Bernal Heights neighborhood Friday night. According to police, the man was on the 500 block of Alemany Boulevard when the suspect walked up to him and attempted to rob him. As the victim tried ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Hiram Lawrence, 1-Year-Old Boy, Shot in the Head in West Oakland Shooting

    ​Hiram Lawrence, the toddler who was among eight people shot last night outside a liquor store, is clinging to life this morning, according to police. The boy was with family members who were reportedly standing outside a liquor store on Willow Street filming a music video for Oakland-based rappe ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    The Candlelight Vigil at Occupy Oakland: A Photo Report

    Kate Conger​ Shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday, a man was shot to death in Frank Ogawa Plaza, near Broadway and 14th Streets and just yards away from the Occupy Oakland encampment. The evening, which had been intended to be a celebration of the camp's first month in existence, took on a somber mood ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Bay Area Rapper Killa Keise Was Found Shot to Death by the Side of Interstate 80 Last Night

    R.I.P., Killa Keise​Vallejo police are saying today that a 28-year-old man found shot to death in a car on Interstate 80 last night is S.F. rapper Markeise "Killa Keise" Henry. According to this Vallejo Times Herald story, Keise's body was found at about 11 p.m. last night inside a Pontiac th ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Girl, 11, Shot; Several Lanes of 101 Closed to Traffic

    ​Traffic is backed up on 101 north while police investigate a shooting incident that injured an 11-year-old girl.Police responded to the unit block of Leland Avenue after gunshots were detected by the Shot Spotter system at about 3:45 p.m. Several callers told 911 operators that the shooters had f ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Hells Angels: Turns Out, You Probably Shouldn't Mess With Them

    Can't we all just get along?​The Hells Angels saga has evolved into a a television-like drama involving guns, bikes, funerals, and exhuming dead bodies. The San Jose Mercury News is reporting this morning that sources say the man who allegedly shot and killed a fellow Hells Angel during the funera ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Steve Tausan Identified as Hells Angel Killed at Funeral

    Another shooting ​Update (3:10 p.m.): The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's Office says it was Steve Tausan who was shot and killed Saturday during a funeral for another Hells Angel. San Jose police are keeping unusually quiet about the weekend shooting where a Hells Angel was killed after a g ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Johnathan Walker, Suspect in Murder of Robert O'Bryant, Arrested in Oregon

    John-John​Six months after 18-year-old Robert O'Bryant was shot and killed in the Bayview, police have finally nabbed a suspect. Police announced today that they have arrested 21-year-old Johnathan Walker, who is also wanted in connection with two other Bay Area murders. Police had been looking fo ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Kenneth Harding Rally Turns Violent, Police Arrest 35

    Tension in the air ​Angry protesters tossed smoke bombs and disrupting Muni service yesterday evening shortly after police released information that suggested 19-year-old Kenneth Harding had indeed fired at cops before they shot and killed him.  Roughly 150 people gathered in Dolores Park at ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Pink Saturday Shooting: Two Teens in Jail

    Terrell Blay ​UPDATE: Police arrested Terrell Blay, 18, of San Francisco in connection with the Saturday night shooting. He has been charged with felony weapon and gang charges. Police also arrested a 16-year-old on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and gang charges. Original story 7:45 a. ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Izak Jesus Garcia-Lopez, Infant Shot to Death: Photo Released

    Izack​Yesterday SF Weekly told readers the sad news of baby Izak Jesus Garcia-Lopez, who was shot in the head in a case of mistaken identity. His mother, 22-year-old Ivonne Garcia Lopez, was shot in the leg as she tried to shield her sons from two gunmen. Lopez spoke to reporters yesterday, explai ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Pacific "Jerry" Som, Rathanak Chea, Killed at Bernal Heights Birthday Party, Police Arrest Keo Sobera

    Double homicide​Update 5:05 p.m.: Police have arrested Keo Sobera, 24 on suspicion of shooting Pacific Som at the Bernal Heights party. Police are still looking for the shooter who killed Rathanak Chea.Original story 8 a.m.: Medical authorities have identified the two men that were killed Saturday ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Teens Get Off Muni, Shoot Man in BayView

    Brazen gunfire​An 18-year-old man was shot by a two teens as they got off of a Muni bus in the Baview District early Thursday morning in what police are calling an unusually brazen and disturbing shooting. Police told SF Weekly that the teens were riding the 44 bus when it came to a stop at Palou ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    SF Teen, Victor Zheng, Stabbled to Death; Homicide No. 12

    Teen killed? That's just bloody wrong​A San Francisco teen was stabbed to death Monday night as he walked through the Ingleside neighborhood, according media reports.  At around 11 p.m., Victor Zheng, 16, was walking with a friend along Capitol and De Montfort Avenues when an Asian man came u ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Charles Harrison, Gunned Down in Tenderloin, Is City's Second Murder Victim

    ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has released the identity of the second of three men murdered in the first weekend of 2011: Charles Harrison, a 41-year-old San Franciscan. Harrison was gunned down in front of the New Century Theater on Larkin near O'Farrell after he quarreled with ano ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Bay Area Police Officers Shoot Four Suspects in Less than Two Days

    ​There has been a series of officer-involved shootings in the Bay Area since late Tuesday night, when a San Jose Police officer's shoot-out with an alleged robber set off a spate of four armed confrontations between cops and suspects.Since then we have seen the fatal shooting of: 46-year-old Vinh ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Medina Abdulkader, Thanksgiving Day Murder Victim in Japantown

    ​Medina Abdulkader, 23, was shot dead Thursday night at a shade before 9 p.m. at the corner of Geary and Buchanan. No arrests have yet been made and it is not yet clear what precipitated the young woman's fatal shooting.

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    November 5, 2010

    Deon Jackson Murdered in Bayview

    ​Deon Jackson, just 25 years old, was shot dead at 8:40 last night in the 700 block of Kirkwood Avenue. No arrests have been made and there is no suspect description. After more than a month without a homicide, San Francisco has experienced a spate of murders and shootings in the past week. Shaun ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Bloody Weekend: Two Men Shot in Head

    ​After more than a month without a homicide, San Francisco may have several on its hands from the weekend -- if things go poorly for a number of shooting victims. We wrote earlier about a suspected murder in the 900 block of Chestnut and a disturbing triple shooting in Potrero Hill that put a 20-y ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Raymond Twine Murdered in Bernal Heights; Hashim Kamau Gunned Down in Ocean View. Homicides Nos. 33, 34.

    ​Two young men were shot to death last night and early this morning in San Francisco -- putting the homicide tally at three in a 24-hour span. At 12:15 Friday morning, a victim the San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified as Raymond Twine, a 20-year-old black man, was found shot to death at 9 ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Steven Garrett, 26, Murdered in Tenderloin: Homicide No. 32

    ​The San Francisco Medical Examiner has released the identity of the man gunned down in the wee hours this morning at Jones and O'Farrell: Steven Garrett, a 26-year-old San Franciscan. Garrett was beaten and shot multiple times by two other black twentysomething men at around 12:25 a.m. Poli ... More >>

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    June 27, 2010

    Castro Shooting Rampage Leaves Stephen Powell Dead; Homicide No. 25

    ​ Police are emphasizing that yesterday's barrage of gunfire in the Castro that left 19-year-old Stephen Powell dead, two others wounded, and scattered hundreds of Gay Pride revelers was not a homophobic hate crime. It was, apparently, the far more socially acceptable scenario of killing one's acq ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Fatal Shooting on Christmas Tree Point in San Francisco

    View Larger MapA 68-year-old man was shot to death Friday on scenic Christmas Tree Point Road in the shadow of Sutro Tower, the Medical Examiner reports. The man has been identified, but the Medical Examiner's office is not releasing his name until notifying his next-of kin. The ME has also not yet ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Tony Lewis, 29, Gunned Down in Bayview, Is City's Eighth Homicide

    View Larger Map San Francisco's Medical Examiner has identified the man shot dead yesterday in Bayview as 29-year-old city resident Tony Lewis. Police responding to reports of multiple gunshots discovered Lewis dead in his vehicle yesterday at around 6:40 p.m. in the 700 block of Jerrold Avenue. Th ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Victims Survive the Night Following Fort Mason Double Shooting

    View Larger Map A 17-year-old boy shot in the stomach last night in what appears to be an unprovoked shooting near Fort Mason is out of surgery with his condition upgraded to "non-life-threatening." He may speak to investigators from the Natonal Park Police and FBI as soon as today. The boy and a 22 ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Cops Who Shot and Killed Cleaver-Wielding Man in Visitacion Valley to be Nominated for Medal of Valor

    ​A group of San Francisco police officers who last weekend gunned down an apparently deranged man wielding a meat cleaver are to be nominated for a medal of valor by their station commander.SFPD Captain David Lazar, who heads the Ingleside station, said in his most recent newsletter that he plans ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Shoot First: Mehserle Likely Only Bay Area Cop Ever Charged With Murder for On-Duty Killing

    Just like Johannes Mehserle, we can't give you a straight answer -- but the former BART police officer appears to be the first Bay Area cop to ever find himself charged with murder following a job-related shooting. Jim Chanin, a veteran Berkeley attorney who has prosecuted more than 20 police shooti ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    Seriously. What's Up With the Car Shootings?

    When a man was shot dead in broad daylight, in his car, in Potrero Hill, by perps wearing ski masks earlier this month, we were appropriately alarmed. Following yesterday's fatal shooting of a man on the Interstate 280, I'll see you an "alarmed" and raise you an "Where do I buy a flak jacket?" The ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008

    Three Fatal Shootings Saturday Morning

    Three men were shot dead between the time of 2 am and 2:30 am Saturday. From the Chronicle article: San Francisco resident Derek Butch, 23, and Daly City resident Jason de la Cruz, 31, were fatally shot just before 2:30 a.m. at 19th and Irving streets in the Sunset District, according to San Francis ... More >>

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    March 17, 2008

    Three Shot In Mission This Morning, One Dead

    An article in today's Chronicle reports that three men were shot early this morning on the 3000 block of 16th street in the Mission district. One man, 25-year-old Jimmy Durwin Gongora, was killed and two others were taken to SF General with life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made at thi ... More >>

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    March 4, 2008

    Man Gets Shot and Drives Self to Hospital, Hospital Unimpressed

    The Examiner reported today that Hayes Valley's John Muir Elementary School was on lock down for about twenty minutes yesterday afternoon after school officials heard sounds of gunfire across the street. No students or employees were harmed, but one man was shot on the street. He then got in his car ... More >>

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    March 3, 1999

    East Side Story

    The mindless, endless Mission gang war doesn't have Bernstein music or Sondheim lyrics. Just Surenos, Nortenos, and dead kids.

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    September 17, 1997

    Duck! You're in Wine Country

    Why do police in bucolic Santa Rosa kill more citizens per capita than cops in crime-ridden cities like San Francisco and New York?

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