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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Abdul Smith Identified as Man Murdered Inside Homeless Shelter

Posted By on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

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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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