2 Suspects Who Gunned Down Asian Teen in San Francisco Arrested
Two suspects were arrested on Tuesday in connection to the death of a San Francisco teen who succumbed to gunshot wounds on May 7.
Fagamalama Pasene, 26, and Zion Young, 19, are connected to the shooting of 19-year-old Kelvin Chew in the Portola neighborhood, according to The Mercury News.
The San Francisco Police Department initially believed the two people arrested were attempting a robbery where Chew died at the scene. Chew was found bleeding from his wounds last Thursday night.
Pasene and Young hold various charges including murder and attempted robbery of Chew on Tuesday, according to The San Francisco Examiner. The SFPD identified the suspects through evidence from the scene as well as help from the community.
Pasene is charged with first degree attempted robbery, conspiracy, murder and being an accessory after the fact in addition to a misdemeanor warrant. Young is charged with suspicion of murder, attempted first degree robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon and conspiracy charges.
Chew’s murder marks San Francisco’s 17th homicide this year. A court date for Pasene and Young has not been set yet, according to SFist.
Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.
Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.
However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.
We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community.
Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.