Fatal Gun Wound, Stabbing Boost 2018 Homicide Count

Three homicides occurred two weeks into the new year.

Two separate killings in Ingleside and near Union Square, respectively, bring San Francisco’s homicide count to three in the first couple weeks of 2018.

A 32-year-old man stabbed 65-year-old Hoda Nasar on Friday night in the first slaying of the weekend, police say Tuesday. It occurred around 10:30 p.m. on the 300 block of Randolph Street, near the Ocean View Branch Library and along the M-Oceanview.

The second shooting occurred Sunday morning on Mason and Geary streets, just one block away from Union Square. Police found a 35-year-old man Manuel Valladares around 4:40 a.m. with gunshot wounds. 

Valladares was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Both Nasar and Valladares are San Francisco residents, according to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office. Their deaths count as the second and third while the death of a 59-year-old man on Jan. 11 marked the first homicide of 2018.

Details of the cases are pending investigation.

UPDATE 1/16, 7 p.m. : Bay City News reports that Nasar may have been killed by her son. SFPD says they have arrested 32-year-old Islam Moustafa in connection with the incident, and charged him with murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow. 

Both Nasar and Moustafa were plaintiffs in a 2015 group lawsuit against the owner of their building at 333 Randolph St., alleging that illegal units were rented out, the properties was not maintained, and an illegal gambling occurred in the basement. A settlement was reached in December of 2016.

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