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Monday, July 21, 2014

Benjamin Martinez Murdered in Potrero Hill

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM

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San Francisco police say it was 28-year-old Benjamin Martinez who was gunned down early Saturday morning in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood.

The cops were called out just before 1:30 a.m. on Saturday on reports of a shooting along the 1600 block of 16th Street. When they arrived, they found Martinez with a gunshot would to his chest, says Officer Gordon Shyy.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses only saw an unidentified man walk up to Martinez, fire a shot and run off. Police have no details on the suspect other than he was a black man.

It was the second homicide over the weekend. On Friday morning, 40-year-old Matt Sheahan was stabbed to death in a hotel room in the Tenderloin. Police arrested 30-year-old Lisa Heng on suspicion of murder.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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