UPDATE FUNERAL INFO BELOW**
Customers at Bally’s in South San Francisco said they did not know what was happening in the back of the gym Wednesday evening, the night 43 year old San Bruno resident Diego Galindo was struck from behind with a weight bar . “I was there but this occurred at the back of the gym and people who were at the front had no idea what happened in the back.” Renuka Narayan Sibia writes on our FB page “I didn’t realize it was serious at all until I saw cops coming in as I left. So sad!” Witnesses said things happened so fast no one was able to intervene when a brief confrontation escalated with the suspect Osako using a weight lifting bar to strike Galindo multiple times on the back of the head.
South San Francisco Paramedics transported Galindo to San Francisco General Hospital and were notified Galindo died of his injuries the following day. The suspect, Kenneth Osako a 47 year old resident and plumber, was arrested the Thursday morning on murder charges and is being held at San Mateo County Jail without bail. SSFPD Report HERE
Galindo’s co-worker at Carniceria Tepa on Linden Avene said ‘Yes unfortunately he was taken from us. He was more than a coworker to us we were all family, he will be missed but never forgotten… may he RIP’. When asked what prompted the confrontation between both men, Razo-Sanchez continued ‘Actually they didn’t even know each other besides that they might of crossed each other at the gym… and it all happened so fast that no one really had a chance to react.’
Ubaldo Reyes wrote ‘I got there 15 minutes after this supposedly happened. Everyone seemed so calm that I would not believe something like this just went down.’
William Shon II offers a word of calm as many in our city worry the crime trends are becoming more often and more violent. “This is not indicative of a crime wave or problems with the city. It’s not like some random guy went on a rampage, something occurred between these two and that’s where it ended.”
Galindo was well known in the neighborhoods and many offered condolences and expressed their feelings of shock and sadness.
John Cain Latin guy, all I know. I’ve been going there since it open. Never a problem, then today I walk in and cops everywhere! Sad
Lourdes Pulido Rest In peace Diego he was a great happy fun Guy! He is Forever in My Heart!!
Jose JustAnother Duenas Latin guy who worked at the meat shop on Linden ave where the big cow is (Tepa).
I knew him since I was a kid, I saw him at church he would always call me champion.
Diego was his name
Ricardo Ortega Rest In Peace Diego! I’ve Know you since I was a kid! Can’t believe this happened to him.
Giovanni Guiulfo Sr. I hella remember this dude, from Tepa, solid guy!
Daniela Wangerin Trujillo Omg that so sad I can’t believe it’s him. He worked at Tepa this is so shocking it’s just so sad
Chauntel Gregor Oseguera Diego was a great neighborhood guy, he and my husband would talk outside about bikes and soccer, such a nice soul. So sorry for his family as well as the tepa
Norma Lopez Hernandez Diego was always very cheerful. My mom met him many years ago while walking to work in the early morning. He would always walk her to her job to keep her safe. He would always greet us with a warm smile. Thank you Diego for being part of our lives. Heaven just gained an Angel.RIP
Paula A Scroggins-Chen I’ve known Diego for about 10 years, he was such a nice guy, he use to come to the Embassy Suites to pick up his girlfriend, he would always come and say hi to me, he would always ask me to pour him some Johnny Walker Blue and he would smile, knowing we did not carry this scotch at the bar. I’m so very sad to hear about Diego my prayers go out to his family at this time. RIP Diego.
Liz Ashley Wow. So sad! RIP Diego! I met Diego while I was working at blockbuster in SSF. He was such a great person! And saw him around my neighborhood on Linden Ave. He would always knock on my door if I ever overslept during street cleaning!! My prayers to his family and friends.
Stefany Ascencio Omg I can’t believe he got killed he was such a nice person rip im so sad
Jose Valencia Oh no….He was such a nice guy! I would talk to him when he would come work out in the morning. We knew each other from when I used to run a local business but he was such a friendly guy. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Karen Acosta Speechless.. Diego was such an amazing person full of joy always had a smile on his face and spoke to everyone ! RIP this is way too sad
Gina Morton Omg! I talked to him a few times at the gym! Sooooo sad! Prayers and condolences to his family!
Viva La Graza Wow, he was always a happy dude. I don’t see him starting a fight or getting suckered into one. Fukin speechless. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Jada Villa Omg that so sad And terrible. I’m in shock. I don’t believe it’s him. Very friendly, always happy. He was always at Church. RIP Diego. You are in heaven now.
Yesenia Valadez My heart goes out to everyone who knew him and especially his family. Diego descansa en paz, he was respectful and so friendly…
Sharon Kay Gustilo Meyer You’re right. No words. Horrible, sad, senseless… May he rest in peace and may God keep his most loving embrace around his family and friends during this most difficult time.
Fabian Miranda So Sad I remember this guy from the Tepa Carneceria, glad they caught this idiot. Feel bad for his family!! Que dios te quide!!!
Sirenia Melgoza-Gonzalez So sad. Hard to believe. Always had a great sense of humor..RIP señor Diego.
Omar Gomez He always got my orders gave my meat and I knew him since I was small and also he knew my family and he was a really nice man and cool guy to talk with when you have a chance to RIP
Melissa Quintanilla Rip I knew you ever since I was small it so sad that some crazy person would do this especially to a great guy rip Diego
Chris Varma Rip I used to train him
Astrid Slama Rip Diego
Lisa Fejerang He gets to go home now
Lupe Ruiz Gomez RIP. He was always so friendly. My condolences to his family.
M Isabel Leon Really nice guy. Pobrecito.
Luis Lopez Descansa en paz Diego !! Rest in peace Diego!
Jose Gonzales Que Dios Lo Tenga En Su Santa Gloria. RIP Diego . Prayers To The Friends And Family Of A Great Person. He Always Seemed So Joyful. It’s Such A Horrible Thing To Hear About A Man Who Passed Off As A Great Personality Around The Community End Up Like This.
Iris White Miss you love you!! God my heart hurts!! RIP..
Rewdee Upindacuttz Wth? No effn way this was my buddy, he was a great guy with the biggest sense of humor.. When I had a family problem he would talk to me for hours and cheered me up! May you rest in peace “champion”
Liz Soto This is unbelievable! I would see Diego at the market where he worked every week
Jada Villa Omg that so sad And terrible. I’m in shock. I don’t believe it’s him. Very friendly,
always happy. He was always at Church. RIP Diego. You are in heaven now.
Erika Dueñas So sad, he was always so nice & friendly with a huge smile on his face. RIP
Xunaxi Lopez My condolences to his family. I still can’t believe it. I don’t know why someone would do such a thing to a happy and respectful guy like Diego. He shall be missed may he rest in peace.
Susan Sanchez We know that Diego now rests in God! He was a kind and happy soul! He loved God as he would talk to my husband at length about how God lived in him!
May God give peace to all his loved ones!
Marisa Tamburini Meier Heartbreaking. My sympathy to his loved ones.
Juliana Vazquez-Lara So sad!! He was always super cheerful and was always singing. I don’t understand how employees and other members let it get that far! Are there no cameras, like seriously!?!
Stefany Ascencio So sad my prayers go out to the family such a nice happy guy I’m in shock RIP
Denise Lucia Premenko Rest in peace Diego…May God welcome you with open arms. Prayers and condolences to his family.
Jesus Madrid RIP buddy I always remembered him to be always happy and cheerful. My prayers go out to the family. I’m still in shock and don’t want to believe it.
José A. Pérez He was such a nice guy . He was always happy and the way he talked was unique.
Sergio Jauregui Damn, no way!!!!! I’ve been going to that Bally’s since 2005, wth???? Crazy, nobody stepped in. I knew Diego as well, what in the world happened there?
Please feel free to leave your condolences in our comment space. We will update when we know plans for Diego’s memorial. Our sympathies remain with the Galindo family and with those at Tepa Carneceria. RIP.
UPDATE FUNERAL INFORMATION