Chew, a son of a working-class Chinese immigrant family, studied at City College of San Francisco. He planned to go to UC Santa Cruz this fall to take up computer science and engineering.
A GoFundMe campaign was set up by the Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYCSF) to help Chew’s family.
The aftermath: Fagamalama Pasene, 26, is facing first degree attempted robbery, conspiracy, murder, and being an accessory after the fact in addition to a misdemeanor warrant charges. Zion Young, 19, is facing suspicion of murder, attempted first degree robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon and conspiracy charges.
Young’s attorney, public defender Sylvia Cediel, said her client pleaded not guilty and denied all the allegations against him on Thursday, according to SF Examiner.
“This is a truly tragic situation for the families and communities of these young men, one of whom lost his life and two of whom now stand accused of taking it,” Cediel said.
Both Pasene and Young are still in custody with no bail.
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