Friday, January 9, 2009

Why the park across from my apartment isn't as lovely as it may appear.

This happened five blocks from my house.

For the click-adverse:


(01-08) 17:49 PST SAN FRANCISCO --

Three men were arrested after someone opened fire on mourners outside the funeral for a homicide victim this afternoon in the Western Addition, San Francisco police said.

No one was hit in the shooting at 1:25 p.m. at Fillmore Street and Golden Gate Avenue, which happened as friends and relatives of 18-year-old Lazarus "Buddy" Pickett were leaving his memorial service, police said.

Officers who had been monitoring the service seized a Tech 9 assault weapon and arrested two 21-year-old men and a third man, age 20, said police Sgt. Wilfred Williams. Their names have not been released.

Pickett was stabbed to death Dec. 30 outside the Plaza East public housing development on Larch Way in the Western Addition, in what authorities described as the outgrowth of domestic violence.

DeEbony Smith, 27, with whom Pickett had a baby daughter, was arrested and has been charged with murder.

Awesome.

Even better? The original murder in this sequence of events took place THREE blocks from my house.

YAY!

I mean, that's not a surprise or anything -- I live across from the beginning of several blocks of projects and the last time I looked at the SF homicide map there were a GAGGLE of them in that same neck of the woods:


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2 comments:

Jordan said...

Hey! A little something new on the EH SF Tour!

sally said...

"Tech 9 assault weapon"

JESUS. That is insane. I don't go NEAR the projects here if I can help it. I prefer not to be caught in gunfire.

Maybe you need a bullet proof vest for your birthday!