(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect arrested in Tenderloin killing of 53-year-old man

The death of a 53-year-old man who was assaulted on a Tenderloin sidewalk is under investigation as a homicide, police said Tuesday.

Kevin Driscol, of San Francisco, has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as the man who was assaulted last Friday afternoon on Ellis Street between Jones and Leavenworth streets.

Police were flagged down at the scene and medics rushed Driscol to the hospital, where he later died from injuries related to the assault, according to Officer Robert Rueca, a police spokesperson.

The Tenderloin Police Station said on Twitter that a suspect was arrested in the Tenderloin on Monday and booked in connection with the homicide.

Rueca declined to release information about the person in custody.

The death marked the 40th homicide reported in San Francisco in 2018.

mbarba@sfexaminer.comCrime

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

Methamphetamines (Sophia Valdes/SF Weekly)
New search launched for meth sobering center site

Pandemic put project on pause but gave health officials time to plan a better facility

Hasti Jafari Jozani quarantines at her brother's San Francisco home after obtaining several clearances to study at San Francisco State University. (Photo courtesy Siavash Jafari Jozani)
Sanctions, visas, and the pandemic: One Iranian student’s bumpy path to SF State

Changing immigration rules and travel restrictions leave some overseas students in limbo

Woody LaBounty, left, and David Gallagher started the Western Neighborhoods Project which has a Balboa Street office housing historical items and comprehensive website dedicated to the history of The City’s West side. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Outside Lands podcasts delve in to West side’s quirky past

History buffs Woody LaBounty and David Gallagher have been sharing fun stories about the Richmond and Sunset since 1998

After the pandemic hit, Twin Peaks Boulevard was closed to vehicle traffic, a situation lauded by open space advocates. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
New proposal to partially reopen Twin Peaks to vehicles pleases no one

Neighbors say closure brought crime into residential streets, while advocates seek more open space

Protesters rally at the site of a proposed affordable housing project at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset District on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Sunset District affordable housing discussion flooded with ‘scare tactics and hysteria’

Project would provide 100 units, some of which would be designated for formerly homeless families

Most Read