SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Police in San Francisco arrested a man late Thursday night in connection with a deadly shooting in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood earlier in the day.
According to authorities, the suspect is connected to a fatal shooting in the area of Market and Jones streets around 10:10 a.m.READ MORE: Crews Battling Fast-Moving 3-Alarm Fire In Vallejo, Evacuations Underway
Responding officers found a man, later identified as 43-year-old Howard Dixon of San Francisco, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Dixon was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but later died.
Police said homicide investigators took over the case and released a crime alert to officers to help locate and identify the suspect.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Stealing Lemur From SF Zoo Charged With Violating Endangered Species Act
Around 11:55 p.m. Thursday, police said officers with the Narcotics Detail found the suspect near 8th and Howard Streets, several blocks away from the shooting scene. The suspect, identified as 49-year-old Leonard Lee Colvin of San Francisco was booked into the county jail on suspicion of murder.
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According to jail records, Colvin is being held without bail. It was not immediately known when he would appear in court.