Police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing near Van Ness Avenue

Curtis Neal was found suffering from stab wounds on the sidewalk

Tony Shervaughn Phillips (Courtesy SFPD)

Tony Shervaughn Phillips (Courtesy SFPD)

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a homicide last week in San Francisco, police said Wednesday.

Police said Tony Shervaughn Phillips is suspected of stabbing 42-year-old Curtis Neal near Van Ness Avenue and Fern Alley last Friday.

Officers responding to a call found Neal suffering from stab wounds on the sidewalk of Fern Alley at around 3:40 a.m., according to police.

Neal died after being taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Phillips was arrested after police determined that he had been involved in a fight with Neal.

Police said Phillips was booked at County Jail on suspicion of homicide-related charges.


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