San Francisco police arrested 28-year-old Andre Reid of San Francisco in
connection with the murder of 52-year-old Eric Avila in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood last week.
On Monday, Reid was spotted in the Mission District, where he was taken into custody at about 6:08 p.m. on the 2600 block of Mission Street. He 's now facing murder charges.
According to police, Avila and Reid were seen talking at 25th and Connecticut streets in the early morning hours of Dec. 30. Witnesses say they saw the suspect swing an unknown sharp object, slashing Avila in the neck.
Avila fell to the ground and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. It was the city's 68th homicide of 2012.
This homicide remains under investigation. Any one with additional information is asked
to contact Sgt. Gary Watts, Sgt. William Braconi or Inspector Dan Cunningham at 553-
1145. Members of the public can also use the anonymous tip line at 575-4444 or
text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with "SFPD."