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San Francisco Man Booked on Suspicion of Murder in Tenderloin Shooting

Written by Joel UmanzorUpdated at Sep. 22, 2023 • 2:50pmPublished Sep. 21, 2023 • 6:04pm
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The man was arrested in connection to a shooting that claimed the life of a 34-year-old and wounded one other, police said. | Source: Isaac Ceja/The Standard

San Francisco police arrested a man in connection with a Tenderloin fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 34-year-old man on Sept. 16, according to authorities.

Milton Thomas, 42, was booked into San Francisco jail on suspicion of murder and multiple gun charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon, according to county jail records.

Officers initially responded to reports of a shooting around 9 p.m. Saturday by Jones and McAllister streets, where the victim collapsed in front of a police cruiser, officials said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Chief Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as James Allen of San Francisco.

A second man was also taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to SFPD.

After investigators identified Thomas as a suspect in the case, officers located and arrested him Tuesday on the 2200 block of Powell Street, San Francisco police added.

Jail records show he's due in court on Oct. 10.

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