San Francisco Police Make Arrest in Tenderloin Homicide 21-163

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at approximately 12:57 a.m., San Francisco Police officers from Tenderloin Station were called to a local hospital regarding a walk-in shooting victim. The victim, a 48-year-old male, was privately transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite the efforts of the medical staff, the victim succumbed to his injuries. Investigators determined that the victim was assaulted by unknown suspects on the 800 block of Larkin Street. One suspect produced a gun and shot the victim. The suspects then fled on foot.

SFPD Homicide Detail Investigators developed information that identified one of the murder suspects as 36-year-old Hermando Aresold. On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at approximately 6:00 p.m. SFPD Homicide investigators and the SFPD Tactical Unit served arrest and search warrants on the 3000 block of Lynde St., Oakland, California. Aresold was arrested and transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked for murder (187(a) PC), assault with a firearm (245(A)(2) PC), convicted felon in possession of a firearm (29800(A)(1)PC), and conspiracy (182(A) PC).

While an arrest has been made this remains an open 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.

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