San Francisco Police Arrest Tenderloin Homicide Suspect 22-170(a)

On Saturday, November 26, 2022, at approximately 10:21 a.m., San Francisco Police officers assigned to Tenderloin Station viewed a shooting on the 100 block of Leavenworth Street. Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene who transported the adult male victim to the hospital for life-threatening injuries. Despite the lifesaving efforts of the emergency responders and medical staff, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.    

Due to the quick response of officers, witnesses were able to direct them to a possible suspect in the area.   Officers located the suspect on the 300 block of Turk Street and detained him after the suspect physically resisted officers. 

Investigators from the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Investigators developed probable cause to arrest the suspect identified as Joe Walls, a 28-year-old male. Walls was transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked for homicide (187 PC). 

While an arrest has been made, this remains an open and active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.   

SFPD Case #220813059 

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