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Police arrest Polk Gulch fatal stabbing suspect

San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco, Calif.

San Francisco police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing last Friday in The City’s Polk Gulch neighborhood.

Police said they found the victim suffering from stab wounds to his torso on the sidewalk of Fern Alley and Van Ness Avenue at 3:41 a.m. The victim has identified as 42-year-old Curtis Neal of San Francisco.

Neal was transported to Zuckerberg General Hospital where he died later died from his injuries.

During the investigation, police from the Northern Station identified 38-year-old Tony Shervaughn Phillips, noting that the suspect and victim had been in a prior altercation.

San Franm Tony Shervaughn Phillips was arrested by San Francisco police on suspicion of homicide in connection with the fatal stabbing of Curtis Neal of San Francisco, Calif. Friday, August,16, 2019.

Phillips was arrested and booked Wednesday on suspicion of homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.  

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of SFBay. A San Francisco native, he has spent a decade covering transportation in San Francisco. Send tips to or at Twitter @Jerold_Chinn.

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