SF Man Shoots Robber Dead After Taking Gun From Him

An attempted robbery in San Francisco turned fatal when the victim turned the tables on the robber last Thursday.

Vermond Jones, 21, attempted to allegedly rob a 31-year-old man but was shot and killed in retaliation.

The Marina Times reported that the target of the attempted robbery was a man of Asian descent, but other publications have not reported his identity. The San Francisco Police Department did not confirm the ethnicity of the man to NextShark.

The shooting occurred near Geary and Stockton streets, the San Francisco Examiner reported.

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The victim was leaving a store near San Francisco’s Union Square, wearing a Rolex watch, when Jones and an accomplice attempted to rob him, The Marina Times reported.

A physical altercation between both parties ended with the victim taking the gun and shooting Jones, according to witnesses via KTVU.

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) responded to the sound of gunshots around 5 p.m. Jones, a San Francisco resident, was found suffering from bullet wounds, according to San Francisco Police news.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was later declared dead. Three firearms were seized by the police.

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SFPD asked the public to avoid the area following the shooting.

One accomplice, a getaway driver, and a second suspect are reportedly still at large. The target of the robbery has not been identified.

No arrests have been made as of this writing. This is an ongoing investigation under the SFPD Homicide Unit. The police have declined to give further details.

Jones was also a suspect in a home invasion robbery in Fremont, according to CBS SF BayArea.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411.

Feature Image Screenshot via KTVU

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