Police arrest two men in fatal Sunset District shooting
San Francisco police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Sunset District Sept. 17, nabbing one suspect just hours before he was to leave the country on a one-way flight.
Police say they arrested Konstantin Solodukhin, a 22-year-old San Francisco resident, inside San Francisco International Airport at about 2:44 p.m. Wednesday. Solodukhin was booked on suspicion of homicide, according to police, who did not name his destination.
In addition, homicide investigators arrested San Francisco resident Oren Zakhrabov, 22, near his home in the South of Market Area. Zakhrabov was also booked on suspicion of homicide, police say.
According to neighbors and police accounts, the victim, 22-year-old San Francisco resident Edgar Yegiyan,was standing in front of a friend’s house near the intersection of 35th Avenue and Rivera Street smoking a cigarette shortly after 1 a.m. Sept. 17 when the suspects approached him. The suspects shot Yegiyan several times with an assault rifle, and he died there. Neighbors said they heard and saw at least one car speeding away from the scene, but police report that the suspects left on foot.
The shooting surprised residents near the site of the shooting. Several told the Ocean Beach Bulletin they have never heard of a shooting nearby in several decades of living in that part of the Sunset District, and pointed out that daycare for children operates out of a house on the same corner where the victim was shot.