Police make arrest in connection with SoMa stabbing death

Police made an arrest in connection with the stabbing death of a man in South of Market on Monday, Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

Antonio Taylor, 33, was arrested late Monday night and booked into County Jail on charges of murder, possession of suspected heroin and an outstanding traffic warrant.

Taylor matched the description of a suspect in a stabbing that occurred in the 400 block of Minna Street about 6:49 p.m. Monday. When police arrived to the scene, they found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso. The victim died at the scene.

A suspect was reportedly seen leaving the area shortly after the crime, Gatpandan said. A description was sent out by homicide detectives, and officers on patrol in the area of Fifth and Bryant streets spotted a person who matched that description about 11:55 p.m. That man was identified as Taylor.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information on the homicide is encouraged to call police at (415) 575-4444 or send a text to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

The victim's identity was withheld Tuesday afternoon pending family notification, the Medical Examiner's Office said.

The homicide marks the 18th in The City so far this year, police said.

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