Two slayings in SF raise this year’s homicide count to 45

Two men have been killed in San Francisco’s southeastern neighborhoods since Friday, raising The City’s homicide count this year to 45, police said.

In the most recent case, a man believed to be between 25 and 35 years old was stabbed to death Sunday evening in Portola on the unit block of Ceres Street, police said. The fatal stabbing was reported around 6:23 p.m.

The man was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead on arrival, police said. His identity has not yet been released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The suspect in the case is a 50-year-old man. Police have not made an arrest and a detailed description of the alleged stabber has not been released.

A 28-year-old man shot in the head Friday at Third Street and Kirkwood Avenue in the Bayview was taken to San Francisco General Hospital around 4:43 p.m., police said. He died in the emergency room and was later identified as San Francisco resident Otis Williams, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Few details about the homicide were released by police on Monday morning, including the identity of the shooter and the type of firearm used in the killing.

Bayview Station Capt. Raj Vaswani said on Twitter the killing is under investigation by the homicide unit and Gang Task Force.

The killings followed the assault and death of San Francisco resident James Muldrow, 48, who was attacked somewhere in The City under unclear circumstances June 6 and died from injuries connected to that incident Nov. 3, authorities said.

Muldrow’s death is being investigated as the 43rd homicide of the year, Officer Grace Gatpandan said. The Medical Examiner’s Office has not determined the cause and manner of his death.

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