2011 begins with three homicides

The new year got off to a deadly start in San Francisco.

There were three homicides, all in the Tenderloin, during the first two days of 2011, authorities said.

Larry Lacy, 20, was shot dead while sitting on the sidewalk at the corner of Turk and Taylor streets around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, police said.

On Sunday around 9:10 p.m., 41-year-old Charles Harrison was fatally shot in the torso outside the strip club, New Century Theater, at 816 Larkin St., according to police and the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office.

Harrsion was shot by a man in his mid-20s who he argued with in front of the club, Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Earlier that afternoon, a man in his 40s confessed to stabbing his 54-year-old roommate in the 1100 block of Market Street, cops said. The suspect called police around 2:46 p.m. to report the stabbing.

The victim and suspect in the stabbing have yet to be identified.

There were 49 homicides in 2010, up slightly from 2009. The homicide rate of 2010 was down from 98 in 2008.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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