A Murder Most Foul: Alfonso Rodriguez, Possibly Beaten to Death, Is City's 41st Homicide
Police discovered Alfonso Rodriguez near death behind the wheel of a car late Friday night at Cordova and Munich streets. The 39-year-old expired not long thereafter at General Hospital. He was covered in wounds, and area residents had seen at least two men beating him. Witnesses also told the media they had heard the sounds of a violent struggle.
The assailants, could not be clearly seen due to darkness; none was identified or apprehended. It is unclear what, if anything, Rodriguez said to authorities before his death.
Rodriguez is the first homicide victim of the month; the last person killed in San Francisco was 22-year-old Malik Sohan, who was gunned down in Bayview on Halloween night.