SFPD Makes Arrest in Broadway Homicide 22-157

Assault victim succumbs to his injuries 

On October 6, 2022, at approximately 2:11 a.m., San Francisco Police officers assigned to Central Station responded to the 500 block of Broadway for a report of a person down on the ground. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 46-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent head injury. Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene who transported the victim to the hospital for life-threatening injuries. 

While on scene, a witness pointed at a male suspect that had spit on the victim while he was unconscious. Officers detained a 37-year-old male at the scene, who was identified as Alexis Octavio Meneses of Brisbane. Officers developed probable cause to arrest Meneses for spitting on the victim. Meneses was cited and released from the scene for misdemeanor Battery (242 PC). 

Investigators from the General Work Detail took over the investigation.  

During the course of their investigation, investigators obtained evidence from camera surveillance that captured the incident. Meneses punched the victim which caused the victim to fall to the ground and hit his head. While the victim was on the ground unconscious, Meneses kicked the victim multiple times and minutes later he is observed spitting on the victim. Based on the surveillance footage, Investigators developed probable cause to believe Meneses caused the victim’s injuries. 

On October 31, 2022, investigators located Meneses on the 800 block of Bryant Street and placed him into custody without incident.  

Meneses was transported to San Francisco County Jail where he was booked for charges of Assault Likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury (245(a)(4) PC), Aggravated Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury 243(d) PC, and Mayhem (203 PC).  

Despite the lifesaving efforts of the medical staff, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital on November 4, 2022.  

The SFPD Homicide Unit took over the investigation. 

On November 7, 2022, during his court appearance, the complaint was amended, and Alexis Meneses was booked for Manslaughter (192 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 #220685187 

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