SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department were able to arrest a suspect connected to an attempted homicide and robbery that occurred on Friday, December 28.
According to a press release from the SFPD, the incident transpired at the corner of Eddy Street and Cyril Magnin in the Tenderloin District at around 5 p.m. Officers were able to obtain security footage where the suspect was caught kicking and punching the victim several times. The suspect fled the scene, but robbed the victim before leaving.
The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and is still in the hospital recovering. An investigation was commenced and officers were able to identify the suspect as Melton Earl Kelly, 25, of Oakland. On Sunday, December 30, at approximately 7:19 a.m., Kelly was spotted by SFPD officers on the 300 block of Ellis Street.
He was taken into police custody and booked on felony charges for attempted murder, robbery, mayhem, multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing peace, delaying officer duties, and multiple narcotics related charges. Kelly was booked at the San Francisco County Jail.
The SFPD issued a public statement thanking the Oakland Police Department and the public for their help throughout the investigation. The SFPD is still investigating the case. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.