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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cecilia Lam: Woman Shot by Ex-Boyfriend in Murder-Suicide Dies

Posted By on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Sad news today. Medical authorities have confirmed that the woman who was shot by her ex-boyfriend during a domestic dispute last week has died. She has been identified as 35-year-old Cecilia Lam, a San Francisco resident. 

On Friday, police were called out to the 500 block of Natoma Avenue on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found 29-year-old Cedric Young Jr. and Lam, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Police confirmed that Young had shot Lam before turning the gun on himself. 

He died that day. Lam was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon. 

Police told reporters that the incident was a domestic violence case; Young had been arrested the night before the murder-suicide after responding to the apartment multiple times for domestic disturbances. After the third time, police arrested Young on suspicion of public drunkenness. 

He was booked into San Francisco County Jail and released Friday morning at 4 a.m. Shortly after being released, Young reportedly went back to the apartment where he lived with Lam. Police were called out there again. At that time, he claimed he was just picking up some of his things. Police waited while he grabbed his stuff and left. 

An hour later, he returned to the apartment and shot both Lam and himself. 

CBS News reports that Young had been arrested in 2012 on domestic violence charges. They were later dismissed.

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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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