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San Francisco police arrest suspect after officers witness deadly shooting in the Tenderloin

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San Francisco police have arrested a suspect accused of shooting and killing a man in the Tenderloin Saturday morning, apparently within the sightline of multiple officers.

After witnessing the gunshots at 10:21 a.m. on the 100 Block of Leavenworth Street, patrol officers from Tenderloin station said they tried to help the victim, a man whose name has not been released. He died from his wounds at a nearby hospital.

“Due to the quick response of officers, witnesses were able to direct them to a possible suspect in the area,” San Francisco Police Department said in a statement. It noted that officers found the suspect — later identified as Joe Walls, 28 — on the 300 block of Turk Street, and detained him after he “physically resisted.”

Records show that officers booked Walls into San Francisco County Jail at 4:34 p.m. on suspicion of murder, second degree robbery and possession of a firearm with a prior conviction.

In a tweet sent later in the morning, Supervisor Dean Preston, whose district includes the Tenderloin, said police had notified of the shooting at Turk and Leavenworth streets. Preston stated that the victim had been shot four times, according to police, and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

Attempts to reach Preston were unsuccessful on Saturday afternoon.

Jordan Parker (he/him) is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @jparkerwrites.