SF State student Justin Valdez shot and killed in Ingleside

September 25, 2013


SF State student Justin Valdez shot and killed in Ingleside

UPDATE: Medical examiners have confirmed with Xpress the 20-year-old male victim was SF State sophomore Justin Valdez.

San Francisco police have released footage of a homicide suspect taken prior to a shooting that left one man dead Monday.

According to police, an unidentified 20-year-old male was shot in the back of the head Monday at 9:49 p.m. after getting off an eastbound Muni light-rail car at Randolph and Bright Streets in Ingleside.

Footage captured from a Muni camera shows a 20-30 year-old Asian male suspect wearing a black baseball cap, white hooded jacket and blue jeans before the incident occurred.

Police described the incident as “random and unprovoked” as the victim and suspect may not have known each other.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to contact Homicide Sergeant Gary Watts at (415)734-3114 or the anonymous tip line at (415)575-4444.


  1. Ryan Page

    Will there be any kind of vigil or campus forum on safety in the coming days/weeks concerning this tragedy? I feel like the SFSU community really needs to come together as more and more students begin to hear the details of this horrific murder.

    • Phoebe Dye

      A member of the student's family will be having a memorial-type celebration open to any members of the SFSU community on Thursday, September 26th at 7pm on top of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Amphitheater.

      • Ryan Page

        Thank you for the info Phoebe!

  2. Jessica Schimm

    This is so sad.

  3. […] Thephakaysone and Valdez both rode an eastbound M-Ocean View Muni train the night of the incident. Thephakaysone allegedly shot Valdez in the back as he was exiting the train at the corner of Randolph and Bright streets in Ingleside at about 9:50 […]

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