UPDATE: Juvenile Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Sacred Heart Prep Football Player

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old boy who was leaving a market in the Mission district on Tuesday night.

The suspect, described only as a juvenile, was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon. No other details about the arrest have been released.

On Wednesday, only days since the school year kicked off, students and staff members at San Francisco’s Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep have been mourning the shocking death of their classmate.

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KRON 4’s Maureen Kelly confirms Rashawn Williams, a freshman, was a running back on the school’s football team and seemed like a “nice kid.”

Rashawn’s cousin, Jamar Williams says he’s been crying all night and all morning about the freshman’s death.

He was a great kid,” Jamar remembers. “He had a 4.0 all through Middle School to come to Sacred Heart. He has a smile that would brighten up my day every time I saw him. He was a great kid.”

The stabbing happened at about 6:50 p.m. at Rubin’s Market on Folsom near 25th street, two blocks north of Cesar Chavez.

Rubin's Market
Rubin’s Market, Where the Stabbing Happened.

Witnesses say Rashawn was with his mother. When he left the market, an unidentified man stabbed him.

Police say the victim’s mother took him to St. Luke’s Hospital. Paramedics then rushed the teen to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators are looking for more potential witnesses about what happened to the victim.

Anyone with information on this case is still urged to contact SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411.

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