SFPD investigating fatal stabbing on Market Street in the Castro

  • by Eric Burkett, Assistant Editor
  • Thursday October 13, 2022
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San Francisco police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred October 11 on the 2000 block of Market Street.<br><br>
San Francisco police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred October 11 on the 2000 block of Market Street.

San Francisco police are investigating a homicide that took place about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, in the quieter end of the Safeway shopping center parking lot on the 2000 block of Market Street in the Castro.

Police arrived to find an adult man being treated by paramedics for apparent stab wounds, the San Francisco Police Department stated in a news release. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries "despite the lifesaving efforts of medical staff," the report stated.

KTVU reported the incident took place in a section of the shopping center filled with empty storefronts and a Jamba Juice outlet. The victim was a 40-year-old man, according to a KTVU source.

While the case has been taken over the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail, neither the name of the victim nor any potential suspects have been released.

"We have not been able to notify the decedent's family of the death so we cannot release the decedent's name to the public," reported the San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office, in a statement to the Bay Area Reporter October 13.

This is the second time this year a violent attack has occurred in the area. In February, two people — a 21-year-old man and 85-year-old woman — suffered gunshot wounds during a fight among a group of juveniles in the main Safeway parking lot, as the B.A.R. reported. The woman was actually across the street from the lot and was hit by a stray bullet while the young man was allegedly a participant in the fight.

Police reported that no arrest has been made in this latest incident. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the SFPD's 24-hour-tip line at 1-415-575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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