Friday, a trendy jewelry store in San Francisco found two women dead, and one man seriously wounded. But police do not believe it was a robbery.
23 year old Barry White of Antioch stood outside of the San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart in the trendy South of Market area. He had blood on his clothes, and initially police believed he may have been a victim. He opened fire on the officers, ran out of ammunition, threw the gun down, and retreated into a restaurant.
“The suspect fired additional multiple rounds at the officers and then, we believe, ran out of ammunition, threw the gun on the ground and surrendered,” police Chief Greg Suhr said on Friday.
The police held their fire; the sidewalks were crowded with shoppers.
After the officers took White into custody, they went into the jewelry store and discovered the victims. One woman was deceased from gunshot wounds, the other from stab wounds. The man was shot and stabbed and was in serious condition.
The women were later identified as Khin Min, 35, of San Francisco, and Lina Lim, 51, of Daly City. The man, who is in critical condition, was identified and the store’s owner.
Police were made aware that White had visited the store at least once previously. They do not believe robbery was the motive.
A hand gun and knife were recovered on the scene, and a semi-automatic rifle was found in White’s vehicle.
Alfred James reporting