SFPD Investigates Northridge Road Homicide 23-022

On February 15, 2023, at approximately 5:33 p.m., San Francisco Police Officers assigned to Bayview Station responded to the unit block of Northridge Road regarding a dispute.  

Officers arrived on scene and located a 36-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene. The medics transported the victim to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries. Despite the life-saving efforts of the first responders and hospital staff, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The SFPD Homicide Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation.   

During the course of the investigation, investigators identified the suspect as 33-year-old Charmela Smith of San Francisco. Investigators developed probable cause to arrest Smith and placed her into custody at the Hall of Justice on the 800 block of Bryant Street.  

Smith was transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked for charges of homicide (187(a) PC), inflicting corporal injury to spouse/former spouse (273.5(a) PC), assault with a firearm (245(a)(2) PC), receiving stolen property (496(a) PC).  

While an arrest has been made, this remains an active investigation.  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.   

 SFPD Incident #230-113-300 

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