A man who was fatally shot in San Francisco’s Mission District early Tuesday morning has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 28-year-old Jose Matias-Aguilon. The shooting was reported at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of South Van Ness Avenue and 20th Street. Responding officers found Matias-Aguilon, a San Francisco resident, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.
He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. After the shooting, witnesses led officers to the area of 21st and Folsom streets, where police detained four people. Investigators also found two handguns and several discarded articles of clothing in the 600 block of Shotwell Street, according to police.
Officers identified Sterling Samm, 20, and a 14-year-old boy as suspects in the shooting and arrested them on murder and weapons charges, police said. The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Inspectors Dedet or Velarde or Sgt. Warnke of the Police Department’s homicide unit at (415) 553-1145. People can also call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 and begin the message with “SFPD.”
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