A man with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship who was arrested at the airport with a one-way ticket out of the country will appear in court today for allegedly murdering an Armenian man outside a party in the Sunset district last month, prosecutors said.
Konstantin Solodukhin, 22, of San Francisco is being held on $7 million bail for allegedly killing Edgar Yegiyan outside a party at 35th Avenue and Rivera Street on Sept. 17, according to District Attorney’s Office spokesman Omid Talai.
Police said Yegiyan, 25, of San Francisco was approached by suspects while smoking a cigarette at about 1:20 a.m. outside a friend’s home.
Yegiyan had been attending the party with other members of the Armenian community when Solodukhin and another man, Oren Zakhrabov, 22, of San Francisco showed up, according to Talai.
Solodukhin then allegedly shot Yegiyan several times at close range with an AR-15 assault rifle, and he and Zakhrabov drove off in a Range Rover, Talai said.
A possible motive for the shooting has not been discussed, though prosecutors have said the case is not believed to be gang-related.
At least one witness identified Solodukhin as the shooter, and others identified the Range Rover as belonging to Zakhrabov, Talai said.
Solodukhin was arrested at a San Francisco International Airport terminal Wednesday afternoon with a one-way ticket to Israel, according to Talai. He is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges of murder and possession of an assault weapon.
Zakhrabov was arrested the same day at his home in the South of Market neighborhood, police said.
Zakhrabov was arraigned Friday on charges of being an accessory to murder, for allegedly driving Solodukhin from the scene of the shooting and harboring him at his home. He pleaded not guilty and is being held on $750,000 bail.