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Monday, July 13, 2009

A Murder Most Foul: 17-Year-Old Gilette Xavier is City's 25th Homicide

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A teenage boy shot dead late Friday near Jefferson Square was the city's 25th homicide of the year.

Gilette Xavier, 17, was murdered near the intersection of McAllister and Webster, according to the San Francisco Police Department. His hometown has not yet been released.

With the classification of the June death of Maria Lourdes Tamayo-Gomez as a homicide earlier this month, Xavier's murder becomes the 25th this year in the city, and first since Harris Fulbright was shot dead in an apparent scuffle outside the strip club Pink Diamonds on June 28.

Charles Eason, meanwhile, was shot multiple times in a car in Potrero Hill on July 9, but that case has not yet been ruled a death by homicide.

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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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