San Francisco police came across the scene of an apparent homicide inside a North Beach apartment building Friday afternoon, leading to the arrest of a yet-named male suspect.
According to KPIX, multiple SF police units descended outside a building in the 1800 block of Powell Streets around noon yesterday to contend with a suspected homicide — that left one woman dead. Officers received a report of an alleged domestic violence incident around 11:30 a.m., which prompted police to enter the apartment; on-site officers then discovered the apparent homicide after entering.
The unnamed woman — who was found "not breathing and unconscious" — was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have also added that a man has since been arrested in relationship with the suspected homicide.
The local news outlet notes that the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office is working to identify the victim; SF police have yet to release any more information on the incident.
If this death is found to be the result of a homicide, it would mark the 46th one of this year — surpassing 2019's total by five. However, SF's overall violent crime rate has been trending downward this year compared to 2019, especially since the pandemic began in mid-March.
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