Australian tourist killed during fight in San Francisco’s Russian Hill

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Police in San Francisco are investigating a homicide Friday morning after an Australian tourist was beaten to death.

The homicide happened at around 2:15 a.m. in the 2500 block of Van Ness Ave in the city’s Russian Hill neighborhood, according to police.

The victim, identified as 33-year-old Matthew Bate, of Australia, got into an argument with two men outside the Da Vinci Villa hotel.

Bates was injured when the fight became physical, police said.

He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

No weapons were involved, according to police.

One person is in custody.



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