Three dead in S.F. slayings
Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
Sunday, September 21, 2008
(09-21) 17:09 PDT SAN FRANCISCO - -- San Francisco police are looking for suspects in three homicides that happened over the weekend, including a daylight stabbing Sunday in the Tenderloin.
At about 10:45 a.m. Sunday, police said, a 59-year-old man was stabbed during an argument with a second man on the 200 block of Hyde Street, between Turk and Eddy streets. The unidentified victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police Sgt. Wilfred Williams, a department spokesman, said the suspect was described by witnesses as a stocky, 5-foot-2 white man between 55 and 60 years old, with white hair and a white beard and wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and a blue jacket.
In another incident, officers responded to a report of gunfire at 10:25 p.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Kiska Road in Bayview-Hunters Point.
They found a 59-year-old man in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The victim, who was not identified, was later pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital. The suspect wore a ski mask and black clothing, Williams said.
A third homicide happened at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Newcomb Avenue, which is a block west of busy 3rd Street in Bayview-Hunters Point. Darius Cooper-Brooks, a 26-year-old city resident, was fatally shot, authorities said. He was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police have made no arrests, and they released no further information about possible suspects or motives in the cases.
Williams urged anyone with information about the killings to call homicide investigators at (415) 553-1145 or an anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.