SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection to a Central District homicide that transpired on March 20. The SFPD reported that on March 20, at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers from the Central Police Station responded to Jefferson Street at Taylor Street about a stabbing.
Dispatchers at the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM) provided responding officers with a suspect description. Members of the Central Station plainclothes team and Fisherman’s Wharf foot beat detained a subject at Taylor Street and North Point Street.
Officers found the victim, an adult male lying on the sidewalk near Jefferson and Taylor Streets from multiple stab wounds. The victim was rendered aid by officials from the San Francisco Fire Department. The victim was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH) where he later died.
Through the course of an investigation, the subject detained at Taylor and North Point was identified as the suspect in the stabbing and placed under arrest. Both the suspect and victim are known to frequent the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Bruce Edward Penn, 56, of San Francisco was booked on charges of murder and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Due to pending identification matters, his booking photo is not being released at this time.
The SFPD is still investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD 24 hour tip line at (415) 575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. Tipsters may remain anonymous.