Man Arrested on Suspicion of Fatal Stabbing in Outer Sunset Neighborhood

A 39-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing another man in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood early Friday morning has been arrested, a police spokeswoman said today.

Jackson Van Deusen, a San Francisco resident, was arrested and booked into county jail on Friday evening on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon, San Francisco police Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

Around 4:10 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of a male bleeding on the sidewalk in the area of 45th Avenue and Moraga Street, she said.

The victim, later identified as 34-year-old Andrew Rathe of San Francisco, was found face down on the sidewalk suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso, Gatpandan said.

Arriving officers rendered aid to Rathe but he was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.

Homicide investigators followed leads that identified Van Deusen as the suspect, according to Gatpandan.

He was arrested on Allison Street in the city’s Crocker Amazon neighborhood, she said.

Anyone with additional details on the homicide is asked to call the police anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a text to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

Jamey Padojino, Bay City News

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