The following comes from a May 29th story by Valerie Schmalz in Catholic San Francisco.

Cameron Myers was just 20 years old when a 15-year-old allegedly stabbed him to death an hour after midnight in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood on May 15.

On May 22, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone joined four Catholic priests, two Protestant pastors and community members and activists, including a mother who lost her own son to violence 18 years ago, to pray for Myers, his family and those who caused the young man’s death.

“Loving and merciful God, we entrust our brother to you in your mercy,” the archbishop prayed. “You loved him greatly in his life. Be with his family and friends in this time of sorrow.”

….The prayer service at the corner of Innes Avenue and Arelious Walker Drive, within sight of San Francisco Bay, with the backdrop of a barbed-wire fence and frequently punctuated by the heavy sounds of passing trucks, was the latest of 32 such prayer services organized by the archdiocesan Restorative Justice Ministry, and frequently led by St. Brendan the Navigator pastor Father Dan Nascimento and parochial vicar Father Michael Quinn.

A similar prayer ministry is performed by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County and Father Lawrence Goode, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in East Palo Alto, at murder sites on the Peninsula.

San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said a 15-year-old male was booked in Nevada County on May 19 pending extradition for the stabbing. He said the investigation was still open and more arrests could be made. Both Myers and the alleged perpetrator were from Nevada County, Esparza said May 24.

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