Grad Student Yuchuan Guo is Victim of Murder

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- The 30-year-old man who was fatally shot on Treasure Island last week was a graduate student at San Francisco State University who was days away from receiving his Master’s degree in International Relations, his professors said Tuesday. Few details of his killing have been released, but his professors said they were shocked when they learned of his death. “It doesn’t make sense,” said Sanjoy Banerjee, an International Relations professor. “He was a very good and decent person. He just did a lot of good work. He was very diligent and it’s not believable that some kind of personal motive would have been involved.” Though the medical examiner identified him as Guo Yuchuan, his professors said his name was actually Yuchuan Guo. He had been studying at the University for two years, and had just gotten married the year before, said Amy Skonieczny, an associate professor.