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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ricky Leon Scott Accused of Murdering Man in Homeless Shelter

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Man stabbed, another man arrested
  • Man stabbed, another man arrested

Police say they arrested 63-year-old Ricky Leon Scott on suspicion of stabbing to death a 44-year-old man at a homeless shelter yesterday evening.

According to Sgt. Daryl Fong, officers caught up with Scott about 10 minutes after the stabbing occurred at the Multi-Service Center South shelter in SOMA and arrested him on suspicion of murder. Witnesses identified Scott as the suspect in the stabbing.

Scott, a San Francisco resident, was booked into County Jail; however, police are not releasing his photo.

According to police, officers arrived to the shelter at 525 Fifth St. just

before 7 p.m., where they found the victim stabbed in the chest. The man

died at San Francisco General Hospital.

Medical authorities have identified the victim, but are not releasing his name until his family has been notified.

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