San Francisco man arrested in connection with assault that killed victim weeks later

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco police have arrested a 31-year-old man accused of beating another man in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, causing the victim to die from his injuries weeks later at a hospital, police said on Monday.

Police arrested Anthony Jones at around 4 p.m. on Thursday, more than a month after the incident, police said. He was arrested near Market and Jones streets, just a block from where the initial incident occurred.

Jones was arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and a probation violation, according to police.

Jones is accused of beating 52-year-old San Francisco resident Evaristo Rocha-Rodriguez on Aug. 23. Around 1 a.m., the two had gotten into a confrontation near Market and Seventh streets, police said.

Jones allegedly punched Rocha-Rodriguez, causing him to fall and hit his head. Rocha-Rodriguez was taken to a hospital with head injuries, where he remained, until he died from his injuries on Sept. 13, according to police.Responding officers were unable to apprehend Jones at the time.

Responding officers were unable to apprehend Jones at the time.

Investigators, however, were able to develop leads that led them to identify Jones as a suspect.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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