Pair arraigned in Mission district fatal stabbing

Two men arrested on suspicion of stabbing another man to death in San Francisco's Mission District over the weekend made their initial court appearance today to face murder charges.

Suspects Andres Novelo, 26, and Josue Chan-Perez, 31, were arrested in connection with the killing of 25-year-old Berkeley resident

Casey Bissell, who was found suffering from at least one stab wound near 18th and Valencia streets around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Bissell was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Both Novelo and Chan-Perez were arrested on Sunday and booked into jail on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy and aggravated assault, police said.

A Spanish-speaking interpreter assisted the suspects, who are scheduled to return to court to enter a plea on Friday.

Novelo's bail was set at $10 million, while Chan-Perez's bail was set at $8 million.

Bissell's death was the second to occur early Sunday morning in the Mission District.

At about 2 a.m., 26-year-old Camilo Senchyna Beltran was fatally shot about two blocks away, near 20th and Mission streets, police said.

Anyone with information about either homicide is encouraged to call San Francisco police at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Andres NoveloBay Area NewsCasey BissellCrimeCrime & CourtsJosue Chan-Perez

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Construction in the Better Market Street Project between Fifth and Eighth streets is expected to break ground in mid-2021.<ins></ins>
SFMTA board to vote on Better Market Street changes

Agency seeks to make up for slimmed-down plan with traffic safety improvements

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event to name President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team at the Queen Theater on Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
Kamala Harris to resign from Senate

Bridget Bowman CQ-Roll Call Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from the… Continue reading

A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
CCSF begins search for next chancellor amid new challenges

‘It’s arguably the biggest single responsibility the board has,’ trustee says

Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>
Will UCSF’s $20 million pledge to SFMTA offset traffic woes?

An even more crowded N-Judah plus increased congestion ahead cause concern

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Pelosi called for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
Feds seeking woman whose ex says she stole Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot

Jeremy Roebuck The Philadelphia Inquirer Federal authorities have obtained an arrest warrant… Continue reading

Most Read