Last week’s Visitacion Valley homicide victim identified

The man shot in Visitacion Valley early April 1 — near the location of an FBI raid later that day — and who died days later has been identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office.

Christopher Neal Perez, 27, was shot in the unit block of Teddy Avenue.

The victim was shot several times in the upper body around 1:49 a.m., and died in the hospital Tuesday.

How the man’s death connects with the arrest of Stanislav Petrov on the same day in the same location remains unclear. That afternoon when the FBI and SFPD served a search warrant they arrested Petrov and a woman. The FBI said his arrest was not related to the shooting.

Petrov and the woman, Milagro Moraga, were both subsequently charged in federal court with drugs and gun complaints.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story identified the victim as Neal Perez.


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