Tenderloin Stabbing Victim Identified

A man who was fatally stabbed when he tried to break up a fight Thursday night in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood has been identified as Donnie Smith, 41, of San Francisco according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office.

At 7:41 p.m., officers responded to the corner of Turk and Leavenworth streets for a report of a fight and a stabbing, according to police.

Officers learned a physical altercation between two females had occurred.

Smith allegedly tried to intervene and stop the fight. A male suspect then confronted Smith and stabbed him multiple times, police said.

A 40-year-old woman who was involved in the fight was also stabbed, although it’s unclear who stabbed her.

The male suspect and other female involved in the altercation both fled the scene, according to police.

Smith and the female victim were taken to a hospital where he died and the female victim was treated for injuries not considered life-threatening.

Police currently don’t have any suspect information and are continuing to investigate the incident.

Daniel Montes, Bay City News

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