Homicide

Man paralyzed in 2005 shooting dies, marking SF’s 33rd homicide

A 31-year-old man died in Concord this June from injuries related to…

Man shot dead in Bayview Hunters Point

An unidentified man in his 20s was gunned down in the Bayview…

Tenderloin shooting victim questioned in connection with Sacramento homicide

A 23-year-old man who police thought was the victim of a shooting…

James "Rick" Thomas (Courtesy photo)

Victim in tenant rights attorney homicide case had criminal record

Two tenant rights workers pleaded not guilty to murder charges Tuesday in…

James "Rick" Thomas (Courtesy photo)
Video still appearing to show Carlos Argueta waving a knife within moments of allegedly stabbing James Thomas on Sixth and Market streets Sept. 3, 2015 (Courtesy photo).

Tenant rights workers plead not guilty in Sixth Street slaying

A pair of tenant rights workers charged with murder have both pleaded…

Video still appearing to show Carlos Argueta waving a knife within moments of allegedly stabbing James Thomas on Sixth and Market streets Sept. 3, 2015 (Courtesy photo).
This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. An effort to identify the remains of young men murdered by Gacy in the 1970s has led to a break in an unrelated case of a previously unidentified teenager found shot to death in San Francisco 36 years ago. The Cook County Sheriff's office will announce Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, that tests have revealed a "genetic association" between the teenager and the DNA of a woman whose half brother, Andre Drath, went missing decades ago. (AP Photo/File)

SF homicide victim identified through John Wayne Gacy cold case investigation

On a June afternoon in 1979, two 11-year-old boys were with a…

This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. An effort to identify the remains of young men murdered by Gacy in the 1970s has led to a break in an unrelated case of a previously unidentified teenager found shot to death in San Francisco 36 years ago. The Cook County Sheriff's office will announce Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, that tests have revealed a "genetic association" between the teenager and the DNA of a woman whose half brother, Andre Drath, went missing decades ago. (AP Photo/File)
Video still appearing to show Carlos Argueta waving a knife within moments of allegedly stabbing James Thomas on Sixth and Market streets Sept. 3, 2015 (Courtesy photo).

Tenant rights attorney held on $2 million bail in murder case

A San Francisco Superior Court judge set bail at $2 million Friday…

Video still appearing to show Carlos Argueta waving a knife within moments of allegedly stabbing James Thomas on Sixth and Market streets Sept. 3, 2015 (Courtesy photo).
The Tu Lan Vietnamese restaurant on Sixth Street on September 15, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Defense: Tenant support group workers charged with murder acted in self-defense

A college student was celebrating his last day as an intern for…

The Tu Lan Vietnamese restaurant on Sixth Street on September 15, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Jen Siska/Special to S.F. Examiner)

New filings in ‘Shrimp Boy’ case raise questions about 2006 Chinatown homicide

Recent filings in the federal racketeering case against Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow…

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Jen Siska/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sacramento man who killed his girlfriend and burned her body guilty of murder

A man who strangled his girlfriend to death and then burned her…

Bryan Higgins

Death of Bryan Higgins ruled homicide a year after Castro attack

The death of Bryan “Feather Lynn” Higgins has been declared a homicide…

Bryan Higgins

Audio, video released in Bayview double homicide

Seven seconds of relentless gunfire killed a 38-year-old man and a mother…

Western Addition murder anniversary a tragic reminder for one mother of her son’s unsolved killing

Aubrey Abrakasa has been dead for nine years. The 17-year-old was gunned…

In the past 8 months, two bodies have been found at the Crosby Hotel at 516 O'Farrell St. in the Tenderloin. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tenderloin hotel tenants fearful after man dies suspiciously, woman’s body rots for several months

Two suspicious deaths this year at a Tenderloin residential hotel have left…

In the past 8 months, two bodies have been found at the Crosby Hotel at 516 O'Farrell St. in the Tenderloin. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Silvia Montoya

Woman arrested in connection with McLaren Park slaying

A 42-year-old woman was arrested last week on suspicion of shooting and…

Silvia Montoya

Woman suspected of killing 18-year-old to appear in court Friday

A 42-year-old San Francisco woman suspected of killing an 18-year-old Balboa High…

Suspect arrested in Silver Terrace domestic violence-related homicide

A 32-year-old man was arrested Saturday night in San Leandro in connection…

Woman shot, killed inside Silver Terrace apartment

A 43-year-old woman was shot and killed inside an apartment in Silver…

Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco Pier by a man previously deported several times, testiifies a Senate Judiciary hearing in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Steinle told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Congress should push forward with efforts to close legal loopholes that currently allow local authorities to decide if they will cooperate with federal immigration authorities.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Father of woman killed at SF pier urges immigration changes

The family of a California woman shot and killed while walking along…

Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco Pier by a man previously deported several times, testiifies a Senate Judiciary hearing in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Steinle told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Congress should push forward with efforts to close legal loopholes that currently allow local authorities to decide if they will cooperate with federal immigration authorities.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Police officials rope off a home during an investigation after a 12-year-old girl was found dead Friday, July 17, 2015, in West Valley City, Utah. The search for the missing 12-year-old girl is now being investigated as a homicide after West Valley City police discovered the girl's body in a horse pasture. Police Chief Lee Russo says the girl's mother approached two officers at a convenience store near their home around 1:30 a.m. Friday,July 17, 2015. She told officers her daughter had been missing since midnight. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Police arrest father of girl found dead with 4 others in Modesto

A man was arrested Sunday in the deaths of his daughter, two…

Police officials rope off a home during an investigation after a 12-year-old girl was found dead Friday, July 17, 2015, in West Valley City, Utah. The search for the missing 12-year-old girl is now being investigated as a homicide after West Valley City police discovered the girl's body in a horse pasture. Police Chief Lee Russo says the girl's mother approached two officers at a convenience store near their home around 1:30 a.m. Friday,July 17, 2015. She told officers her daughter had been missing since midnight. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)