SAN FRANCISCO—On June 5, at approximately 7:40 a.m., San Francisco Police Department officers responded to a stabbing on 16th and Mission Streets. When officers arrived they found 55-year-old San Francisco resident Larry Peevy suffering from a stab wound to the torso.
Peevy was pronounced dead at the hospital. Jose Poot, 27, was arrested on Tuesday, June 14, on suspicion of murder. Detectives investigating the case identified Poot as the suspect, according to a press release from the SFPD.
Officers from the SFPD’s Mission Police Station saw Poot at 15th and Julian Streets at around 12:50 p.m. on June 14, and took him into custody. He is currently being held on a $5 million bail. SFGate spoke to SFPD Spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak who indicated officers knew of Poot prior to the murder of Peevy. According to SFGate, SFPD Mission Police Station Captain Daniel Perea announced that more police presence will be on the streets of the Mission District.
There has been a recent strings of violence occurring in the Mission District. Last Tuesday, a 32-year-old Alameda resident was shot and killed near 20th and Shotwell Streets. According to reports, two unrelated shootings happened last Thursday that injured three men, and critically wounded two people who were shot in their car.
Police are still investigating the case despite Poot being in custody. Police want anyone with information to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415)-575-4444. People can also use Text a Tip to TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.