A popular shopkeeper in the San Francisco neighborhood survived a knife stab but was left with life-changing injuries.
Petros Yohannes, 72, arranged widow repairs at Franklin Market in Russian Hill last Wednesday morning when a man who asked to use a toilet refused to leave.
His family say the suspect pushed the shopkeeper and then pulled a gun.
“This injury changed his life forever,” said the victim’s daughter, Katerina Yohannes. “He was repeatedly stabbed in his left eye, arm, and chest as well.”
She said her father was likely to lose his eye.
Petros has been running the neighborhood store for 25 years, but recently spoke of his resignation because he no longer felt safe after several break-in attempts.
Police say officers arrested 30-year-old Donovan Catron on Monday while investigating an attempted robbery and recognized him from the stab bulletin.
The public prosecutor has announced that they will bring charges in the case.