City College student stabbed and killed near Ocean campus; Police seek person of interest in the case

Police released this sketch of a person of interest in connection to Victor Zheng's slaying. SFPD

By Emily Daly and Joe Fitzgerald
The Guardsman

The San Francisco Police Department is investigating the case of City College student Victor Zheng, 16, who was killed Feb. 7 near Ocean campus at the intersection of Ocean and Capitol avenues.

According to an SFPD media release, Zheng was walking with a friend on Holloway Avenue when a man approached them and punched Zheng without provocation. Zheng called the police on his cellphone and pursued the man to the corner of Ocean and Capitol avenues, where the man stabbed him in the upper body at 10:45 p.m..

Zheng was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and died from his injuries an hour later.
The man fled in a new, black, two-door Honda with chrome rims. SFPD is calling the man a person of interest in the case.

The media release described him as an 18- to 19-year-old Asian male, 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 160 to 180 pounds, with dark hair, dark eyes, and possibly a mole on his upper right cheek. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, baggy blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.

A sketch was also released, and police are strongly urging anyone with information leading to his whereabouts to contact the department.

City College Police Department Officer Rachele Hakes confirmed that Zheng was enrolled at City College.

There have been recent instances of burglaries and domestic violence in the area, but nothing that seems related to the incident so far, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

“It is unexpected, I would have to say,” Andraychak said. “You can never predict where something like this is going to happen, especially in a city like this.”


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