Police in San Francisco arrested a 19-year-old Daly City man on suspicion of murder for a brazen attack last week on an 84-year-old man in the city’s Anza Vista neighborhood, officials said Sunday.
San Francisco police arrested Antoine Watson on Saturday after serving a warrant at a home in Daly City. He was booked on suspicion of murder, elder abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon.
The CCTV footage captured the shocking moment when 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee was mortally wounded in Daly City, San Francisco on Thursday. He died two days later at a hospital. His family said Vicha was likely a victim of anti-Asian sentiment turned deadly.
The whole situation was caught on video.
19yr old Antoine Watson and 20-year-old Maylasia Goo arrested following the murder of an 84yr old man in San Francisco on Thursday which was caught on CCTV, why would anyone do this? Horrific! pic.twitter.com/WWmSKnDuIz
— Tony (@Mrtdogg) February 2, 2021
“Our family has endured multiple verbal Anti-Asian attacks since the beginning of the pandemic, this time it was fatal,” Eric Lawson, Vicha’s son-in-law, wrote online.
“Racism has once again proven deadly. Anti-Asian racism has become a very serious danger to all Asian Americans, particularly in San Francisco.”
Lawson wrote that Vicha, who moved to the U.S. from Thailand, “was a nearly blind, gentle person beloved by his family.”
Here is a photo of Vicha Ratanapakdee:
A GoFundMe page for Vicha’s family was also launched.
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