San Francisco saw its 33rd and 34th homicides of the year this week, after one man died a decade after an area shooting, and a second man died within a much smaller margin.
It was 3 a.m. on November 6, 2005 when Vincent Dietz was shot while inside a van parked at The Embarcadero and Bay Street, San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza says.
According to Esparza, Dietz ran from the scene after he was shot, and was found lying on the ground at Folsom and Fremont streets.
The shooting left him a quadriplegic, the Ex reports. He'd lived in Concord for the last ten years, until his death in June at the John Muir Medical Center from "sepsis related to infected bed sores," the Contra Costa Coroner's Office says.
The Contra Costa Times reports today that the CCC coroner recently notified SFPD that they had ruled Dietz's death as a homicide, tracing it back to the 10-year-old San Francisco shooting. That makes his passing SF's 33rd homicide for 2015, the Ex reports.
Following SFPD's notification regarding Dietz's death, another man was shot and killed in San Francisco, bringing the city's homicide count to 34. In that case, a 24-year-old San Francisco man was found suffering from "multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body" at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday, police say.
The man, who the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified as 24-year-old Monte Bolman of San Francisco, was found lying on the 1100 block of Oakdale Avenue in the Bayview. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to SFPD, no suspect information is currently being released in Bolman's death, and no arrests have been made.
As always, anyone with information in either case is urged to call SFPD's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.