San Francisco Police Make Arrest in November 11th Excelsior District Homicide 19-133

On Friday, November 18, 2016, at approximately 12:30 AM San Francisco Police officers responded to the 1100 block of Market Street in regards to an aggravated assault.  Officers located 56-year-old William Evans suffering from apparent trauma.  Unfortunately, Evans later succumbed to his injuries.  The SFPD Homicide Detail began an investigation, which led to the identification of the suspect, 31-year-old Rafael Esputinian of San Francisco.

On Sunday, November 11, 2019, at approximately 4:17 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Ingleside Station responded to the 900 block of Madrid Street and located Esputinian.  Esputinian was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of a restraining order violation, resisting arrest and a San Francisco warrant for homicide.

Due to pending investigative matters, a booking photo of Esputinian is not available at this time.

While an arrest has been made in this case, anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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