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SF high school football coach arrested on suspicion of murder

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder Tuesday was an assistant coach for the freshman football team at Archbishop Riordan High School until this week, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

Police arrested Salevi Levi, a San Francisco resident, on a seedy stretch of Sixth Street near Market Street a month after he allegedly shot and killed a 36-year-old man in the Sunnydale neighborhood, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

The Catholic high school had just hired Levi this year to help coach the freshman football team, said Mike Brown, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Brown said Levi did not come to work Monday and he “no longer” works for Riordan.

The victim, Giovanni Hernandez, was found on the ground in the late afternoon of Oct. 1 near Burr and Argonaut avenues. Though paramedics rendered aid on his multiple gunshot wounds, Hernandez died at San Francisco General Hospital.

Levi was booked on suspicion of murder as well as attempted murder for allegedly “shooting at another person who attempted to chase the suspect,” police said.

Another man, 23-year-old Dennis Paulo-Tufono, was also booked into County Jail on suspicion of murder as well as being an accessory after the fact of a crime, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Tufono was arrested in connection with the same homicide, according to a police official.

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