Tenderloin Slaying Suspect Arrested, But Investigation Continues

Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood this July, a police spokesman said today.

Leonard Colvin, 41, of San Francisco, was arrested Monday for the murder of 39-year-old Emmett Byron, Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Colvin is believed to have shot Byron in the 200 block of Turk Street, near Leavenworth Street, at about 11:40 p.m. on July 20, according to police.

Byron was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries about a month later, on Aug. 19, police said.

Although an arrest has now been made in the slaying, police are continuing to investigate the shooting.
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