sfpd_crimescene.jpgA 65-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder Sunday night after he allegedly stabbed another man during a fight in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, a police spokesman said today.

Adam Noyes, 25, was killed in the stabbing, which was reported at about 9:40 p.m.

Sunday near Conservatory and John F. Kennedy drives, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
The suspect, Richard Ray, flagged down passing cars and told a passerby that he had been stabbed. The passerby called 911, and officers arrived and found Noyes, who had also been stabbed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ray told police that Noyes had attacked him with a knife, and that he had fought back and stabbed Noyes.

Ray was taken into custody on suspicion of murder, Esparza said.

Both the suspect and victim are believed to be transients who frequented Golden Gate Park, and investigators are trying to learn more about what led to the stabbing.

“We’d like people to come forward and see if anyone knew them, we’d like to know if there’s a history” between the two, Esparza said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Inspector Engler with the Police Department’s homicide division at (415) 553-1145.

People wishing to remain anonymous may also call the Police Department’s confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text TIP411 with the keyword SFPD in the text field, followed by the message.

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