A memorial fund has been established for the family of Eric Buschman, a San Francisco man stabbed to death outside his home in the city’s Excelsior District last week.

The crime outraged residents of the district, who held a vigil in front of Buschman’s Athens Street home Sunday night calling for a plan to halt violence in the area.

Buschman, 49, was stabbed by another man while unloading his truck outside his home in the 300 block of Athens Street on the evening of Oct. 12, police said. The motive for the attack is unknown.

Police described the suspect as a “chubby” Hispanic man, 20 to 25 years old, who was wearing a black hoodie and dark pants at the time of the attack. He is approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

The man was last seen running north on Athens Street and then west on Excelsior Avenue, police said.

Those who knew Buschman described him as “an all-around good guy” who loved sports, the outdoors, and his family and friends. He left behind a wife and daughter.

Ingleside police station Capt. David Lazar and district Supervisor John Avalos, along with a representative from the police homicide detail, have scheduled a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss safety issues in the district. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at 459 Vienna St.

Donations can be sent to The Eric Buschman Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank, 975 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080.

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