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04-14-2008, 11:04 PM
A friend of mine was murdered last thursday and I just returned from the service.

Big Lu
R.I.P. Brother

Heres the article

(04-10) 19:28 PDT San Francisco -- Luis "Al" Solari picked up his two sons from school Wednesday after a 10-hour day installing appliances, then began the rush-hour drive south on Interstate 280 to get his wife at the end of her workday.

As the 37-year-old Richmond resident battled traffic and the fading sunlight, he apparently cut off another motorist near Alemany Boulevard - and was fatally shot for it, police said Thursday.

His sons, seat-belted in the back of the burgundy Honda as Solari slumped over, could do nothing as the car spun from one side of the freeway to the other before stopping in some ice plants. They were not injured, but their father was dead.

Police said the shooting, the second deadly assault on a Bay Area freeway in a week, was the result of road rage by someone in a car that pulled alongside Solari's car and fired several shots. Investigators said they had little to go on other than that the shooter was in a light-colored sedan with two other men.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Francisco police homicide investigators at (415) 553-1145.

At the family's home on Thursday, Solari's youngest son, 7-year-old Lorenzo, matter-of-factly recounted what happened to his dad.

"I saw three guys in a car," said the boy, his mother at his side. "They were making a mean face at Daddy and Daddy made a mean face at them.

"One of the guys in the car stuck his hand out the window and shot Daddy in the tummy. He prayed and fell down," the boy said. "He was breathing and then he stopped. I looked at his stomach and he was bleeding. And then his mouth was bleeding."

Solari's wife, meanwhile, was on a San Francisco street corner, at Mission and Foote, waiting for him and her children.

"I called him at 6:20 and chewed him out on his voice mail. He's never late," said Lilia Guzman-Solari, 30, who recently returned to work as an administrative assistant at UCSF after taking time off to raise her children.

She became worried, calling again at 6:40. By 7 p.m. she was furious, thinking he had taken the boys to a baseball game and forgotten about her. She called him a few more times, then walked to her cousin's house, where a housemate mentioned a fatal accident on I-280.

"After that it was chaotic," she said Thursday, her eyes welling. "I was yelling. We went to the hospital and they told me he was gone."

Solari had worked as an appliance installer and truck driver for 18 years at Cherin's Appliance in San Francisco's Mission District. He had an excellent driving record and no problems with anger or road rage, his employer said.

"He was the sweetest, most pleasurable guy to be around," said co-owner Donald Cherin, who hired Solari just after Solari graduated from San Francisco's Mission High. "Even under stress, he was never frazzled."

On his days off, Solari often helped friends move or work on their house projects.

Around his neighborhood in Richmond's Iron Triangle, he acted as a father figure to dozens of youngsters. He played baseball and basketball with them, took them to games, barbecued hot dogs for them and always welcomed them into his home, neighbors said.

"There are a lot of single moms here, and he helped them out and helped nurture all the children," said Audrey Antoine, who has lived down the street from the family for about nine years. "The children will have a real void in their lives. Al will truly, truly be missed."

Solari was looking forward to hosting a barbecue for family and friends later this month to celebrate his 38th birthday. After that, he and his wife were going to start looking for a new house, someplace safer to raise their children.

Now, everything's on hold. Guzman-Solari said her main priority is helping her sons cope with witnessing their father's violent death.

"I have to be calm and strong for them," she said. "If they see me fall apart, they'll fall apart."

On April 3, a woman driving a car on Interstate 80 in Pinole was shot and killed. A suspect was arrested in that case Wednesday in Las Vegas. On April 1, a man driving on the same stretch of freeway was shot and injured near Hilltop Drive in Richmond.

To help

-- A family benefit account has been set up:

Lilia Solari Family Benefit Account
A.G. Edwards-Wachovia Bank
456 Montgomery, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104-9763

-- Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Francisco police homicide investigators at (415) 553-1145.

04-14-2008, 11:09 PM
killed cause of blocking someone on the road. is life that cheap. sadly this aint the first time im hearing shit like this, happens alot.

RIP to the guy.

04-14-2008, 11:16 PM

damn dat was sum foul shit, real sorry to heard dat........

04-14-2008, 11:20 PM
Sorry to hear that. Thats an awful story and way to go out, especially in front of his child.

04-14-2008, 11:25 PM
a similar killing happened hear too either 1 or 2 years ago

i didn't know the guy

but im real sorry to hear that man, best luck to his family

04-15-2008, 03:07 AM
my sincere condolences

04-15-2008, 03:13 AM
thats fucked up...smh

rest in peace

04-15-2008, 03:18 AM
My condoences

04-15-2008, 04:09 AM
thats fucked up...smh

rest in peace

Nuff Said. R.I.P.

The Hound
04-15-2008, 04:12 AM
fuck ... sorry for your loss ben ... RIP ... i just got back from a funeral a few hours ago i feel you on this ... you got my sympathies ...

Sicka than aidZ
04-15-2008, 04:16 AM
hang in there dog, sorry

6 Chambaz
04-15-2008, 04:21 AM
my deepest condolences. R.I.P. Big Lu

04-15-2008, 04:25 AM
R.I.P. keep ya head up ben.

04-15-2008, 04:30 AM

It must be a bad month because some terrible shit has happened over here. Hold ya head up.

04-15-2008, 07:37 AM

That's fucked up.

04-15-2008, 09:18 AM
Man, thats fucking disgusting.

People can be fucking pieces of shit.


04-15-2008, 09:24 AM

Something so petty to kill somebody over. They should think about how many lives they've ended.

The wife, the 2 kids, and possible others.

Olive Oil Goombah
04-15-2008, 07:48 PM
I'm sick of the fuckin assholes ruining shit for everyone else. FUCK THEM

04-15-2008, 07:54 PM
fathers are already in short supply.....

condolences ben.

this shit pisses me off.

04-15-2008, 10:27 PM
sorry to hear about your loss dog. stay up

Greek Gheynician Anal Tradition
04-16-2008, 06:03 AM
RIP..Fucked up shit..