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San Francisco police arrest 63-year-old man in Tenderloin shooting

The San Francisco Police Department announced Friday it is offering a $25,000 reward for information about an August shooting which left a 22-year-old man dead.
SFPD officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the Tenderloin at 2am on Oct. 29. Investigators identified Byron Pratt of San Francisco as a possible suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. | Source: Isaac Ceja/The Standard

A 63-year-old San Francisco man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an October shooting, police said Thursday.

Officers from the department's Central and Northern stations responded around 2 a.m. Oct. 29 to Geary Street between Larkin and Polk streets in the Tenderloin for a report of a possible shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. After providing aid, other first responders took him to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Investigators later identified Byron Pratt of San Francisco as a possible suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. Around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, investigators and other officers found Pratt on Fulton Street between Octavia and Gough streets.

After serving the warrants, officers arrested Pratt and booked him into county jail on suspicion of attempted murder, intentional discharge of a firearm during a felony resulting in great bodily injury and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

George Kelly can be reached at gkelly@sfstandard.com