San Francisco medical authorities have identified the man who was stabbed to death inside a SOMA homeless shelter earlier this week as 44-year-old Abdul Smith.
Police were called to the Multi-Service Center South shelter, located at 525 Fifth St., just
before 7 p.m on Tuesday where they found Smith with a stab wound to his chest. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died.
Less than 10 minutes after the stabbing, police tracked down 63-year-old Ricky Leon Scott a few blocks away from the shelter, where he was arrested on suspicion of stabbing Smith.
Police have not yet released a photo of Scott, not have they released anymore details about what triggered incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411.
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