Larry Lacy, Shot in Tenderloin, Is First Homicide of 2011

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The New Year's Season is always punctuated with a series of lasts and firsts. Sadly, one of the grimmer milestones of 2011 was not long in coming. Larry Lacy, just 20 years old, was shot dead on New Year's Day, and became the city's first homicide victim of the year.

Lacy was shot multiple times by an as-yet at-large gunman at close range on the 100 block of Turk near Taylor at around 3:20 p.m.

Lacy's city of residence has not yet been released by the San Francisco Medical Examiner. It is not yet known whether he knew his killer, but it seems he was targeted by the gunman, who had been apparently sitting on the sidewalk with the murder suspect before the gunman opened fire and then fled on foot.

Lacy is the city's aforementioned first murder victim of the year and first since Maurice Williamson was gunned down in Bayview on Dec. 28.

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Were there fewer homicides in SF in 2010 than in 2009? (My impression is "no" but that's just a subjective impression.)


There were 50 homicides in 2010. There were 45 in 2009.


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