Altar still at Downtown campus after August shooting


By Starr A. Wilson 


There are two photographs and a small altar in front of the downtown campus in memory of shooting victim, Frank Beltran.  Beltran, 21, died in the hospital after being shot at Fourth and Mission Streets on Aug. 12, 2020.  Jose Alvarez, 23, was arrested later that day and charged with felony murder as well as carrying and being in possession of a firearm in violation of probation.   


That afternoon, around 3:22 p.m., San Francisco police responded to a report of a shooting at Fourth and Mission Streets and found Beltran suffering from a gunshot wound lying in front of the City College Downtown Campus.  Beltran was taken to the hospital and treated for life-threatening injuries but died shortly thereafter.

A memorial for 21-year old Frank Beltran in front of the Downtown Campus on August 28, 2020 . Beltran was shot on August 12, 2020. He later died of his injuries. Photo by Franchon Smith/The Guardsman

San Francisco Police cordoned off the area and conducted a floor-to-floor search of the Fifth and Mission Street garage where Alvarez was last seen.  Cars were allowed back inside around 7:30 p.m. that evening.


Alvarez is represented by Deputy Public Defender Gregory Alton Feldman. There is a hearing scheduled on Oct. 20, 2020, in Department 9, 9:00 a.m., at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.

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