Man fatally stabbed in Tenderloin identified, five suspects at large

A 25-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in San Francisco's Tenderloin District on Saturday night has been identified, while the five suspects wanted in connection with his death remain at large.

Police responded at 8:24 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man stabbed at the intersection of O'Farrell and Larkin streets, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The stabbing victim, identified by the Medical Examiner's Office today as Isaac Cruz, was found lying on the sidewalk at the intersection with at least one stab wound to his chest, Esparza said.

Cruz was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, Esparza said.

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office has been unable to confirm Cruz's city of residence.

According to a preliminary police investigation, Cruz had been engaged in a physical fight with five males, described only as men in their 20s, when one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed Cruz in his chest.

All five suspects fled the scene and have not yet been arrested, police said today.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact police anonymously at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip about it to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message, police said.

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