Stabbing suspect arrested

On Sunday, police officers arrested a man who is suspected of fatally stabbing another man in May, authorities said.

Carlos Gordon, 38, of San Francisco has been the lead suspect for more than two months in the slaying of David Martinez, a 42-year-old city resident who was killed May 19 at 12th and Market streets.

Working with information from inspectors in the police department’s homicide unit, a group of officers from the Taraval Police Station were able to track down Gordon at Roberts-at-the-Beach Motel, at 2800 Sloat Blvd., according to police reports.

After maintaining surveillance on the building for two hours, the officers noticed Gordon leaving the motel with two small children, according to the report. The officers approached the suspect before confronting him and ordering him to the ground.

According to the report, the suspect hesitated and looked around before officers took him to the ground and detained him.

Gordon is in custody on $2 million bail, facing charges of murder, police said.

The two children with Gordon were placed with a relative.

At the time of Martinez's homicide, police said they were searching for two men with ponytails whom they believe were associated with the crime. Officers, citing the ongoing investigation into the case, could not confirm nor deny if Gordon was one of those suspects, or if they were searching for another suspect in the crime.

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