Eric Avila Identified as Man Stabbed to Death San Francisco’s Potrero Hill

Published by on December 31, 2012

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A man fatally stabbed with a sharp object in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood early Sunday morning has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 52-year-old Eric Avila. Avila, a San Francisco resident, was seen talking to a suspect shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday near 25th and Connecticut streets, police said. A witness reported that the suspect then swung an object at Avila, who suffered a laceration to his neck and collapsed to the ground, according to police.

Avila was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect, described as a black man in his 20s wearing all black clothing, had not been arrested as of this morning, police said.

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