Two Tenderloin homicides unrelated
according to police
By Caitilin McAdoo
June 3, 2007
San Francisco police are searching for suspects in two apparently
unrelated weekend homicides, one that occurred Saturday night
and a second that occurred early today, San Francisco police Sgt.
Neville Gittens said.
At about 10:24 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of
a stabbing at 175 Golden Gate Ave. When officers arrived, they
found a 30-year-old man suffering from a single stab wound to
his upper chest, Gittens said.
The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he
died from his injuries.
The suspect was described as a black man, standing 6 feet 2 inches
tall with bushy hair.
He fled the scene on a bicycle, Gittens said. Less than four
hours later and just two blocks away, a 29-year-old man was fatally
shot in the head at 985 Market Street, Gittens said.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified the shooting
victim as 29-year-old Ernest Johnson. His city of residence was
not immediately known.
Johnson was on Market Street at about 1:05 a.m. when a man wearing
a mask and a black hood walked up behind him and shot him in the
head, Gittens said.
Johnson was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where
he died from his injuries, Gittens said.
The two homicides do not appear to be related to each other.
No further information was available on either case, Gittens said.
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