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Friday, June 29, 2012

Ermias Kassaye Identified as Man Killed in Ingleside

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 7:35 AM

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Medical authorities have identified the man shot to death in the city's Ingleside neighborhood as 26-year-old Ermias Kassaye of San Francisco.

On Thursday about 12:20 a.m., police were  were called to the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Howth Street,  where they found Kassaye shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have made no arrests, nor do they have suspect information to give us.

Kassaye's death was the city's 38th homicide this year. Just yesterday, Police Chief Greg Suhr held a press conference to discuss the troubling spike in gun violence, noting that in June alone there have been 10 homicides. He's currently working with Mayor Ed Lee to come with with a plan to curb the gun violence, especially in the south part of town.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the anonymous tip line at 575-4444, or Text-a-Tip to TIP411 and include SFPD in the subject line.

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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