First homicide of 2011 in San Francisco takes life of 20-year-old 

click to enlarge 2011's first homicide came in the Tenderloin. Police have not identified a suspect. (Courtesy photo) - 2011'S FIRST HOMICIDE CAME IN THE TENDERLOIN. POLICE HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED A SUSPECT. (COURTESY PHOTO)
  • 2011's first homicide came in the Tenderloin. Police have not identified a suspect. (Courtesy photo)
  • 2011's first homicide came in the Tenderloin. Police have not identified a suspect. (Courtesy photo)

It took less than 24 hours after revelers celebrated the new year for San Francisco to tally its first homicide of 2011.

A 20-year-old man, identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office as Larry Lacy, was sitting with another man on the sidewalk at the corner of Turk and Taylor streets about 3:20 p.m. Saturday when he was killed, according to police.

The killer came up and shot Lacy several times and ran, Police Department spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said. Lacy was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he died.

The shooting was the first homicide of the year, Esparza said, and it came after there were 49 in 2010, up slightly from 2009. The homicide rate of 2010 was down from 98 in 2008.

Police have made no arrests in the killing of Lacy and are calling on witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to tip411.

bbegin@sfexaminer.com

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