San Francisco Civil guard shot and killed protecting news crew covering a smash-and-grab
A news crew was attacked by gunmen in San Francisco and one of the guards was killed in the raid. One gunman was shot and wounded and one arrested, officials said Thursday, though one other was taken into custody a few hours later.
Two News crew members. Jeremy McGuire, 39, was shot in the head, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Ben Nuckols, a reporter for the paper, was injured in the legs and the body of the second guard is missing.
A witness was taking video of the scene and the attack happened when the car crashed through an intersection in the Mission neighborhood, the Chronicle reported.
“A person inside the vehicle opened fire on the two journalists,” San Francisco police department spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said. “One of the journalists was struck by a bullet.”
Gatpandan said one other suspect got away. Another gunman was arrested a few hours later but not the injured male suspect.
“Officers are investigating the possibility that this crime may be related to the street cleaning crew operation [at a nearby location] earlier this morning,” Gatpandan said.
McGuire died in hospital from his injuries, the Chronicle reported. He had been in law enforcement for 20 years, most recently serving as a department safety inspector, the newspaper said.
“This is an unexpected and tragic loss,” sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said in a statement, adding that McGuire is survived by his wife and two children.
A CNN crew was hit by gunfire when they were hit by a truck that hit a home in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach neighborhood. No one was seriously injured.