SAN FRANCISCO—A popular DJ and Apple data analyst died on Tuesday, February 2, after being hospitalized for stab wounds last week. The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Joseph Razo, Razo was attacked by the Cellar nightclub at Sutter and Taylor streets on January 25.
Razo was a well-known San Francisco DJ. He was with three of his friends at the time of the stabbing. According to police reports, Razo and his friends were leaving the club at approximately 1:45 a.m. when his friends noticed their other friends were being attacked by a mob. The San Francisco Police Department say at least seven people took part in the mob.
Razo and another unidentified friend over to the crowd to help their friends and were immediately pulled into the altercation. According to reports, someone in the crowd pulled out a knife and began stabbing Razo and his friend. Police reports indicate the attackers ran off shortly after the incident.
Razo was severely injured with stab wounds in his chest, suffering from internal bleeding. Razo was stabbed in the aorta, which caused his lungs to collapse. Friends say he collapsed on the sidewalk of Taylor Street by the Bohemian Club and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated. The second victim recovered from stab wounds to the liver and intestine and was released from the hospital on Friday, January 28.
Razo’s family and friends say “Razo fought hard for his life”. On Tuesday, February 2, he was removed from life support due to liver damage and severe brain damage caused by loss of oxygen. Razo was surrounded by 40 of his closest family and friends when he died.
Razo’s girlfriend Rhian Humphries started a campaign and collected over $27,500 from 462 people for the #FightforJoe campaign to raise money for his medical expenses over the span of nine days. Humphries announced through the campaign on Tuesday:
“It is with great sadness that I must tell you that despite the love, the prayers, and the tireless care during the past week, it is clear to those who are intimate with the details of Joe’s current state of health that the best thing–for Joe–is to let him go on his way. Medical interventions ceased yesterday, and Joe is now resting in peace. Family and friends gathered yesterday to say their goodbyes–some via FaceTime (facilitated by his best friend, Terrence). Much love to you all.”
SFPD are still investigating the incident with no suspects currently apprehended. Police are requesting assistance from the public for witnesses to come forward with any leads that may lead to the arrest of mob suspects.