S.F. man shot, killed following auto accident

A 66-year-old man was shot and killed after he tried to prevent three people from stealing his car by standing in front of it Saturday afternoon in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood, police said.

Kam Shing Yam, of San Francisco, was shot before 12:04 p.m. on the 100 block of Raymond Avenue, San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens said. Yam had gotten into a traffic collision with another car filled with three people. Afterward, he and the occupants of the other vehicle exited their cars and had a verbal altercation.

A person from the suspect’s vehicle then got behind the wheel of Yam’s 1986 burgundy BMW, Gittens said. To prevent that suspect from driving away in his car, Yam stood in front of his BMW. A second suspect then walked over and shot Yam once in the head and again in the neck. He fell in the street and was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived.

The suspects then drove off in their car and Yam’s BMW, Gittens said. They abandoned the BMW about two miles down the road and tried to set it on fire by John McLaren Park on the corner of Brazil and La Grande avenues. The suspects fled before they were able to set the car ablaze because witnesses saw them.

Police had no further information on the three suspectsand no arrests were made as of Sunday.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the SFPD confidential tip line by calling (415) 575-4444.

mrosenberg@examiner.com

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