Suspect in Sunset District shooting pleads not guilty

A man accused of shooting another man to death in on the street in the outer Sunset District has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Police arrested Konstantin Solodukhin Sept. 28 at San Francisco International Airport, where police say he was waiting for a one-way flight out of the country. The 22-year-old San Francisco resident is accused of killing 25-year-old Edgar Yegiyan near the intersection of 35th Avenue and Rivera Street.

Police say Yegiyan was standing outside smoking shortly after 1 a.m. Sept. 17, when Solodukhin approached him and shot him several times with an assault rifle.

Police and prosecutors say another man, San Francisco resident Oren Zakhrabov, 22, drove Solodukhin away from the scene. Police also arrested Zakhrabov Sept. 28.

The Bay City News wire service reports that Solodukhin said he was innocent of murder and firearms charges in an arraignment this morning.

Solodukhin is being held in county jail in lieu of $7 million bail and will return to court for a pre-hearing conference on Oct. 11, [district attorney’s spokesman Omid Talai] said.

Zakhrabov, who pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of being an accessory to the crime after the fact, will return to court this Friday for a hearing on his bail, which is currently set at $750,000, Talai said.

Yegiyan’s age was given as 22 in earlier accounts of the incident.

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