A couple with an alleged history of domestic violence incidents had their tale come to a terrible close this weekend, when a San Francisco man was arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend in her Daly City home.
ABC 7 reports that in the past, police have made multiple trips to 18 Fairview Avenue, the Daly City home of 23-year-old Ariana Hatami. Neighbors "thought there was a history of domestic violence," the channel reports, so they were understandably saddened when police arrived at the residence again on Saturday, this time to investigate her death.
According to Daly City Police spokesperson Sergeant Ron Harrison, officers were called to the home at 12:05 a.m. Saturday on reports of a domestic dispute. When they arrived, they found "Hatami suffering from severe injuries." She was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where she died.
23-year-old SF resident Fredrick Tran, Hatami's boyfriend, was at the home when police arrived. He "was arrested at the scene, and later booked into the San Mateo County Jail for the murder of Hatami," KRON 4 reports.
“Early indications appear that blunt force trauma may have been the cause of her death and we’re looking into that with the help of forensic crews," Harrison says. ABC 7 reports that investigators believe that Tran hit Hatami with a bottle, causing the injuries that killed her.
Hatami was a student at San Francisco State, ABC 7 reports. In addition, Tran and Hatami worked together at the same Wells Fargo bank branch, according to ABC 7.
"It's absolutely devastating," Harrison told NBC Bay Area, nothing that this is the first homicide for Daly City this year.
"We're here two weeks before Christmas. Our victim is 23 years old, she was just staring her life. It's a completely devastating incident for the family, the community and for our department."
Tran is in custody at Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, the Chron reports, and is being held without bail. However, Harrison says that this remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to to contact Detective Brandon Scholes at 650-991-8172.