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Monday, May 10, 2010

Bloodier Weekend: Shanta Sparks Shot Dead in Bayview

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2010 at 7:15 AM

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A rough San Francisco weekend that witnessed the violent deaths of two young men claimed a third life late Sunday night.

The medical examiner moments ago identified Shanta Sparks, 33, as the man shot to death in a stopped car at Third an Innes at around 11:30 p.m. yesterday. A passenger in Sparks' vehicle was uninjured, according to police.

Sparks is the city's 18th homicide of the year; Ilya Yurchenkov* was

gunned down on Friday on Geary and Lyon. On Saturday morning ,

22-year-old Konstantin Tomashevsky was

discovered crumpled in a heap at the bottom of  the Civic Center

station elevator. BART police are investigating his "suspicious" death. 

*Yurchenkov's death was later reclassified as a justifiable homicide and is not listed among those murdered in San Francisco this year.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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