SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal stabbing that occurred on August 16.
According to a press release from the SFPD, at approximately 3:40 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Van Ness Avenue regarding a possible person down.
Upon arrival, officers and individuals from the San Francisco Fire Department located Curtis Neal, 42, of San Francisco on the sidewalk of Fern Alley near Van Ness Avenue. Neal appeared to be suffering from stab wounds to the torso and was transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH) where he later died.
Officers from the SPFD Northern Station identified the suspect involved in Neal’s stabbing as Tony Shervaughn Phillips, 38. He was interviewed by homicide investigators before he was charged with homicide and booked at the San Francisco County Jail.
The SFPD has noted the case remains active and is an open investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.