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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tai Lam: SFPD Cops on the Hunt for Guys Who Beat Homeless Man to Death

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 11:51 AM


This is one murder police aren't letting go. 

Later today, police will stage themselves outside the Montgomery BART station, handing out fliers with information and photos of the men suspected of beating 67-year-old Tai Lam to death last month. 

The savage beating took place just steps away from the Montgomery BART station on Nov. 23; three men were captured on surveillance kicking and viciously beating Lam as he slept under a blanket, with his crutches a few feet away. 

Police found Lam the following morning; they attempted to rouse him from his sleeping bag, but he was already dead. Lam was 5-foot-5, weighing no more than 100 pounds, police said. He was also disabled and used crutches to get around. 

Below is a video that captures the suspects prior to the beating. Police are saying it's one of the worst attacks they've ever seen. 

Authorities also believe that the suspects rode either Muni or BART before or after the attacks. 

Police will be passing out fliers starting at 4 p.m. today. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call SFPD at (415) 575-4444.

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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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