Update: Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal Stabbing At Homeless Shelter

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:10:27 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)--A 63-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing  another man at a homeless shelter in San Francisco's South of Market  neighborhood on Monday evening, police said today.
     
Investigators have identified Ricky Leon Scott, a San Francisco  resident, as a suspect in the stabbing, which was reported at 6:58 p.m.  Monday.
     
Officers responded to the St. Vincent de Paul Society's homeless  shelter at 525 Fifth St., near Bryant Street, where they found a 44-year-old  man suffering from a stab wound to his torso.
     
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  His name has not yet been released.
     
The stabber fled before officers had arrived, but about 10 minutes  later, a police sergeant detained someone matching his description a block  away, at Fourth and Bryant streets, police said.
     
Witnesses subsequently identified the suspect, Scott, as the  stabber and he was taken into custody on suspicion of murder, according to  police.
     
No one at the homeless shelter was willing to comment on the  stabbing this afternoon. An employee at the shelter referred inquiries to  Pamela Tebo, of the San Francisco Human Services Agency, and Tebo was not  immediately available for comment.
     
The homicide, San Francisco's fourth of 2012, remains under  investigation.
     
Anyone with additional information about the case is encouraged to  call police Sgt. Scott Warnke from the department's homicide detail at (415)  553-1145 or the police operations center after hours at (415) 553-1071.
     
People wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at (415)  575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.
 
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