San Francisco prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 59-year-old man with murder and robbery and two other counts in connection with the death of a man found injured on a Tenderloin sidewalk.
Vincent Conrad Scott is accused of fatally assaulting 53-year-old Kevin Driscol last Friday afternoon on Ellis Street between Jones and Leavenworth streets, according to police and court records.
Authorities have released few details in the homicide, such as whether the killer used a weapon, but prosecutors allege that Scott stole Driscol’s wallet.
Police arrested Scott in the Tenderloin on Monday. He was booked into County Jail on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter.
But the District Attorney’s Office has since decided to charge him with murder rather than manslaughter, as well as second-degree robbery and two counts of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury.
Court records show Scott has a lengthy criminal history with seven felony convictions from as far back as 1980 to as recent as March 2016. The convictions include residential burglary, assault and robbery.
Scott is being held on misdemeanor warrants as well as $320,000 bail, according to jail records.
He has not appeared in court for arraignment.