SF woman who fell during pepper spray attack dies weeks later

An 86-year-old woman who was pushed to the ground at a bus stop last month allegedly by a man who attacked several others with pepper spray has died, becoming San Francisco’s 23rd homicide victim of the year.

The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Maria Andere Ferez of San Francisco.

The incident occurred at 11:48 a.m. April 30 near the intersection of Mission and 19th streets when a 46-year-old man pepper-sprayed a 66-year-old woman as she waited at a bus stop in the Mission

When another man intervened, the suspect pushed him, which caused Ferez to fall to the ground.

Police arrived soon afterward and arrested the suspect. Victor Martinez, 46, was booked into County Jail on a number of charges April 30, and has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter. His bail is $500,000 and he is next set to appear in court June 7.

Ferez died from her injuries May 14, becoming The City’s 23rd homicide victim of the year. To date, there have been 27 homicides in San Francisco this year.

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