Man Arrested For Weekend Tenderloin Stabbing

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:31:33 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)--Investigators have arrested a 32-year-old man suspected of  stabbing and critically wounding another man in San Francisco's Tenderloin  neighborhood over the weekend, a police spokesman said today.
     
Ernesto Tun-Catzin was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder  and other charges in connection with the stabbing, which was reported at  about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Leavenworth Street, police  spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
     
The 19-year-old victim was walking with a friend when the suspect,  who was with a group of people, challenged the victim to a fight, Esparza  said.
     
An altercation ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times,  according to Esparza. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be  treated for his injuries, which are considered life-threatening.
     
The suspect fled, but the victim's friend, who had also been  punched during the fight, gave police a description of him. Officers  canvassed the area and arrested Tun-Catzin a short time later in the 200  block of Turk Street, Esparza said.
     
The investigation into the stabbing is ongoing. Anyone with  information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department's  anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.
 
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