SAN FRANCISCO—Authorities from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect in connected to a March 22 stabbing that left a man dead. According to a press release from the SFPD, the incident transpired at 4:45 a.m., where officers responded to an area near 14th Street and Mission Street about a stabbing.
After arriving on the scene, they found the victim, Terry Hopkins, 35, of San Francisco, lying on the ground suffering from a stab wound to his leg. Paramedics from the San Francisco Fire Department arrived on the scene and provided aid to the victim. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) for treated. He died a month later on April 21.
SFPD Homicide Investigators began an investigation that led to the identity of the suspect, Thomas Neal, 37, of San Francisco. Neal was detained by authorities on Saturday, April 22, at approximately 8:29 p.m., after SFPD Mission Station officers spotted him on 100 block of Julian Street in San Francisco. SFPD Homicide Investigators were contacted and after the conclusion of the interview with Neal, he was charged with murder and booked at the San Francisco County Jail. Due to pending identification matters, the SFPD is not releasing Neal’s photo at this time.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on this case to contact the San Francisco Police anonymously at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.