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* Ilya Yurchenkov deemed justifiable homicide in killing of Desmond Wroten on Geary Boulevard, near Lyon Street

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San Francisco police and prosecutors have concluded that the fatal shooting of a teenager on Geary Boulevard in May was not a crime and that no murder charges will be filed.Ilya Yurchenkov, 18, of San Francisco, was fatally shot at about 11:30 p.m. on May 7 in the 2400 block of Geary Boulevard, near Lyon Street.The alleged gunman, Desmond Wroten, 18, of San Francisco, was arrested a short time later.Prosecutors at the time declined to file a murder charge against Wroten, citing the need for further investigation.Police homicide Lt. Mike Stasko said today that prior to the shooting, Yurchenkov and a friend were involved in an altercation with others on the street but then went inside a locked home.Someone outside then yelled something and Yurchenkov came out armed “with a big hunting knife,” Stasko said. Prosecutors concluded that “even though the other guy shouldn’t have had the gun, he also was able to use it protect himself,” Stasko said.Wroten is still facing charges of carrying a loaded firearm,carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a gun with a removed serial number, according to the district attorney’s office.

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  • Ilya was one of my best friends. Sure he had a troubled juvenile delinquent record, but he was one of the most caring people I’ve ever met. In the 3 short years that I’ve known him prior to his MURDER, he’s had the biggest impact on my life. I wouldn’t be where I am right now if it wasn’t for him. I’ve even changed majors to criminal justice to try and fix the system and find justice for Ilya. Thanks for everything, love. Miss you.

  • Ilya was a very nice person. He always cared for people and was always ready to help anyone that needed help. He was loved dearly by many people from many places. I would like everyone to know that Ilya Yurchenkov, was truly one of Gods Angels. What kind of judicial system do we really have? How many more people do we need to get shot before someone does something about it? Is it ok for good people to get shot and nothing get done about it by our judicial system?

  • there was no prior altercation you ducking idiots. stupid ducking bullshit “justice” system dont work if ppl dont do their job

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