San Francisco Police arrested two suspects in a stabbing death that occurred Saturday, November 25, at about 3:00 A.M. In this incident, the victim, Carlos Urzua, 29, was on the 900 block of Alabama Street when the suspect vehicle, a 1991 white Chevrolet, with four to five suspects drove up. Two to three of the suspects got out of the car and began assaulting him. At least one of the suspects stabbed him before the suspects got back into their car and drove away. Urzua died from his stab wounds at San Francisco General Hospital about two and a half hours later.
Police broadcast a description of the suspect vehicle and police stopped the vehicle, with two of the suspects inside, at 23rd and York streets at about 4:00 A.M. Taken into custody were Jonathan Johnston, 27, and Royal Leblanc, 20, both of San Francisco. They remain in custody, charged with murder. Police continue to search for the remaining suspects, all of whom are Hispanic.
Police believe the motive in the attack was gang-related, but the victim had no known gang affiliation.
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