Man dies after New Year’s Day confrontation in Tenderloin

A New Year’s Day confrontation inside a Tenderloin store ended with the death of one man, police said.

Police have released few details in the death on Geary Street near Larkin Street early Friday morning, which they are investigating as suspicious. The Office of the Medical Examiner has not released his identity.

The man, whose age is unknown, entered the store around 5:05 a.m. when he and a 21-year-old shop employee began to argue.

The argument turned physical and the man fell to the ground, losing consciousness, police said. He later died.

The other person involved in the confrontation has not been arrested, but could be if the medical examiner determines the death is a homicide.

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