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11:38 AM: Police are seeking a suspect who fatally stabbed a man in San Francisco’s Bayview District early on New Year’s Day–the city’s first homicide of 2013, a police spokesman said today.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner’s office as 30-year-old San Francisco resident Walter Smith, was found suffering from a stab wound to the neck at about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday near Third Street and Ingerson Avenue.

Smith was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 3:45 a.m., police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The suspect, described as a bald black man in his 20s, remained at large as of this morning, Shyy said.

Anyone with information about the homicide is encouraged to call the Police Department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-1145, the department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411.

9:38 AM: A man died after being found stabbed in the neck in San Francisco’s Bayview District early on New Year’s Day, police said today.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner’s office as 30-year-old San Francisco resident Walter Smith, was found around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday at Third Street and Ingerson Avenue, according to police.

Smith was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • EyayBossolini

    RIP Walter, ive been up all night looking for news related to my cousins death. January 1…2 and finally something shows up the only things I knew before where just minor details from phone calls with family members. My cousin was the first homicide of 2013 and for whatever reason he died I just hope whoever did it gets his just reward. My cousin wasnt in the streets no more he was settling down trying to get his life together he had a job and planned on reuniting with his duaghter, and doing what we all strive to do in life…find peace and happiness and be a Man for his Family. He was very family orientated, probably the most family orientated person I know, He gave with his full heart and never asked for anything in return…what happened was a tragedy… So if any one has any information about what happened please dont be afraid to come forward his family has to bear alot of pain at the start of a new year, this is no way for anyone to begin a new year my heart goes out to My family. My Auntie Andrea , Uncle Curtis, his sister Monique, his daughter Shamiya, My Grandma, His neices Mariah and Kamiah. And all my family Love Eyay, Pac-Man R.I.P

  • EyayBossolini

    RIP Walter, ive been up all night looking for news related to my cousins death. January 1…2 and finally something shows up the only things I knew before where just minor details from phone calls with family members. My cousin was the first homicide of 2013 and for whatever reason he died I just hope whoever did it gets his just reward. My cousin wasnt in the streets no more he was settling down trying to get his life together he had a job and planned on reuniting with his duaghter, and doing what we all strive to do in life…find peace and happiness and be a Man for his Family. He was very family orientated, probably the most family orientated person I know, He gave with his full heart and never asked for anything in return…what happened was a tragedy… So if any one has any information about what happened please dont be afraid to come forward his family has to bear alot of pain at the start of a new year, this is no way for anyone to begin a new year my heart goes out to My family. My Auntie Andrea , Uncle Curtis, his sister Monique, his daughter Shamiya, My Grandma, His neices Mariah and Kamiah. And all my family Love Eyay, Pac-Man R.I.P

  • EyayBossolini

    RIP Walter, ive been up all night looking for news related to my cousins death. January 1…2 and finally something shows up the only things I knew before where just minor details from phone calls with family members. My cousin was the first homicide of 2013 and for whatever reason he died I just hope whoever did it gets his just reward. My cousin wasnt in the streets no more he was settling down trying to get his life together he had a job and planned on reuniting with his duaghter, and doing what we all strive to do in life…find peace and happiness and be a Man for his Family. He was very family orientated, probably the most family orientated person I know, He gave with his full heart and never asked for anything in return…what happened was a tragedy… So if any one has any information about what happened please dont be afraid to come forward his family has to bear alot of pain at the start of a new year, this is no way for anyone to begin a new year my heart goes out to My family. My Auntie Andrea , Uncle Curtis, his sister Monique, his daughter Shamiya, My Grandma, His neices Mariah and Kamiah. And all my family Love Eyay, Pac-Man R.I.P

  • EyayBossolini

    RIP Walter, ive been up all night looking for news related to my cousins death. January 1…2 and finally something shows up the only things I knew before where just minor details from phone calls with family members. My cousin was the first homicide of 2013 and for whatever reason he died I just hope whoever did it gets his just reward. My cousin wasnt in the streets no more he was settling down trying to get his life together he had a job and planned on reuniting with his duaghter, and doing what we all strive to do in life…find peace and happiness and be a Man for his Family. He was very family orientated, probably the most family orientated person I know, He gave with his full heart and never asked for anything in return…what happened was a tragedy… So if any one has any information about what happened please dont be afraid to come forward his family has to bear alot of pain at the start of a new year, this is no way for anyone to begin a new year my heart goes out to My family. My Auntie Andrea , Uncle Curtis, his sister Monique, his daughter Shamiya, My Grandma, His neices Mariah and Kamiah. And all my family Love Eyay, Pac-Man R.I.P