S.F. killings nearly on pace to match ’05

A pair of weekend slayings brought San Francisco’s 2006 homicide rate to just below last year’s level for this date.

The San Francisco Police Department reported 96 homicides in 2005, The City’s highest rate in a decade. The 2005 rate came on the heels of a bloody 2004, during which The City counted 88 killings, a staggeringly high number after the relatively peaceful late 1990’s and early millennium.

San Francisco police spokeswoman Maria Oropeza said Monday that the two homicides brought The City’s total to 24 for the year. In 2005, police reported 25 homicides on April 24.

In apparently unrelated incidents Saturday, two men were transported to San Francisco General Hospital where they both died. Michael Jackmon, 46, was found shot to death at about 1 a.m. in the 100 block of Harbor Road in San Francisco’s Bayview District. A passer-by called police to report Jackmon’s body, Oropeza said Monday.

“The victim was found with a gunshot wound, lying in the street next to his vehicle,” she said.

Willie Allan, 49, was reportedly stabbed in the 500 block of Fillmore Street at about 8 p.m. Oropeza said Allen might have known his attacker as well as had a prior altercation with him. About 8 p.m., she said, “he was walking along Fillmore Street with two other people when the suspect comes out of a doorway, stabs the victim and flees.” She said Allen walked to a corner store at Hayes and Fillmore street, where he collapsed.

In January 2005, The City saw seven homicides, compared with five in January 2006. In February 2005, eight people were killed, as opposed to five in February 2006. In March 2005 the department reported seven homicides, while in March 2006 it reported five. In the first 24 days of April 2005, there were three homicides, while nine have occurred so far this month.

amartin@examiner.comBay Area NewsLocal

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

Recology executives have acknowledged overcharging city ratepayers. (Mira Laing/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Recology to repay customers $95M in overcharged garbage fees, city attorney says

San Francisco’s waste management company, Recology, has agreed to repay its customers… Continue reading

A construction worker watches a load for a crane operator at the site of the future Chinatown Muni station for the Central Subway on Tuesday, March 3, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Major construction on Central Subway to end by March 31

SFMTA board approves renegotiated contract with new deadline, more contractor payments

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Settlement clears path for all youth, high school sports to resume in California

John Maffei The San Diego Union-Tribune All youth and high school sports… Continue reading

State to reserve 40 percent of COVID-19 vaccines for hard-hit areas

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation State officials said Thursday that… Continue reading

Neighbors and environmental advocates have found the Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park noisy and inappropriate for its natural setting. <ins>(</ins>
Golden Gate Park wheel wins extension, but for how long?

Supervisors move to limit contract under City Charter provision requiring two-thirds approval

Most Read