Police: Woman killed in murder-suicide identified

A woman who was shot in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood last Friday by a man who then took his own life succumbed to her injuries on Monday, according to police and the Medical Examiner's Office.

The woman, identified by the medical examiner as 35-year-old Cecilia Lam, of San Francisco, was shot around 5 a.m. Friday in the 500 block of Natoma Street, police said.

Lam was shot by Cedric Young Jr., 29, following a series of domestic disturbances at the residence the two shared together, according to police. Young then shot himself to death, police said.

Investigators said the incident was a culmination of a series of calls at the home during the previous two days. Officers responded at about 8:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. and arrested Young on suspicion of public intoxication.

He was taken to county jail and later released. Officers responded again to the home around 4 a.m. and encountered Young, who told them he wanted to get some of his belongings from the home. Officers stayed at the scene while Young retrieved some items and left.

He apparently returned and forced his way into the apartment, where he shot Lam and himself, police said. Lam was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition and died Monday.

Police had arrested Young in 2012 on suspicion of domestic violence, but the case was later dropped.

Police are still investigating how he obtained the gun prior to Friday's shooting.

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