SSFPD Media Release: Homicide/Murder at Bally’s 180 ECR

South San Francisco, CA   September 18, 2014    Submitted by SSFPD SSFPD logo

On September 17, 2014 at about 9:30 PM, South San Francisco Pofice and Fire Departments responded to a gym located on the 100 block of El Camino Real, South San Francisco, on a report of an assault. Upon arrival, investigators learned a gym member had been attacked by another gym member, later identified as 46-year old South San Francisco resident, Kenneth Osako.  According to witnesses and evidence, Osako used a solid steel bar, normally used to lift weights, to strike the victim on his head several times. After the assault, Osako dropped the steel bar and left the scene.

Paramedics provided medical attention to the victim and transported him to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died the next day from his injuries.

Osako was located the next morning (September 18, 2014) and arrested by a team of officers from South San Francisco Police Department and a Special Agent from HSI (Department of Homeland Security). Osako was booked in the San Mateo County jail for murder.




Kenneth Osako, 46, is facing a minimum sentence of 15 years to life in prison for the murder of Diego Galindo, who was attacked with a metal bar while exercising at Bally’s gym on El Camino Real, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said two days before the attack Galindo made a “joking request” to Osako’s girlfriend to take a ride on his motorcycle.


5 comments for “SSFPD Media Release: Homicide/Murder at Bally’s 180 ECR

  1. Annette
    September 19, 2014 at 12:14 am

    This is just horrible. WTF?

  2. September 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    This is crazy its so close to home. Cant believe

  3. Tepa Customer
    September 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Que Dios grande lo tenga en el cielo y mis mas sentidos pésames a su familia, compañeros de trabajo y amigos. Una persona muy amable, siempre lleno de chistes y alegría. Yo no lo conocía personalmente, pero su alegría y profesionalismo nos atraía a La Tepa. Un trabajador dedicado a su profesión. Actos de personas violentas no tienen razón y son inexplicable. Hay que aprender de el Don Diego Galindo y intentar de seguir sus pasos, aunque tal vez sea dificilísimo porque el Don era único!

    • Editor
      September 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      ‘How great God rest in heaven and my deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. A very friendly person, always full of jokes and joy. I did not know him personally, but his joy and professionalism attracted us to The Tepa, where he worked. A worker dedicated to his profession. Acts of violent people are wrong and are inexplicable. We must learn from the Don Diego Galindo and try to follow his footsteps, although it may be very difficult because Don was unique!’
      As Everything South City is an English only site, we are allowing condolences in Diego’s native Spanish as well. For those non-Spanish speakers this is the translation – Ed

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