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Monday, January 3, 2011

Larry Lacy, Shot in Tenderloin, Is First Homicide of 2011

Posted By on Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 12:01 AM

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The New Year's Season is always punctuated with a series of lasts and firsts. Sadly, one of the grimmer milestones of 2011 was not long in coming. Larry Lacy, just 20 years old, was shot dead on New Year's Day, and became the city's first homicide victim of the year.

Lacy was shot multiple times by an as-yet at-large gunman at close range on the 100 block of Turk near Taylor at around 3:20 p.m.

Lacy's city of residence has not yet been released by the San Francisco Medical Examiner. It is not yet known whether he knew his killer, but it seems he was targeted by the gunman, who had been apparently sitting on the sidewalk with the murder suspect before the gunman opened fire and then fled on foot.

Lacy is the city's aforementioned first murder victim of the year and first since Maurice Williamson was gunned down in Bayview on Dec. 28.

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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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