The Bay Area News Group reports that two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery of a KRON 4 news crew Friday night in San Francisco.
Police said the KRON 4 crew was at Third Street and La Salle Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview district when the robbery was reported around 7:58 p.m. A short time later, a person with a gunshot wound arrived at San Francisco General Hospital.
On the station’s 11 p.m. newscast, KRON 4 anchor Pam Moore read a statement saying journalist Jeff Bush had been the target of the robbery.
According to Moore, Bush was approached by two armed men who demanded his computer and photographic equipment.
While Bush immediately surrendered the equipment and took cover, an unidentified security guard that was with Bush fired on the robbers, striking one in the leg, Moore said.
No one else was injured.
Armani McFarland, 19, of San Francisco was arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and possession of a firearm. His accomplice, John Woods, 19, also of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy, said Danielle Newman with the San Francisco Police Department.
Both men are in custody.
One of the teens was treated Friday night at San Francisco General Hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot injury he sustained during a shootout with a security guard that accompanied the news crew, but Newman did not specify who it was that was shot.
The incident is the latest in a series of brazen robberies targeting media professionals in the Bay Area, most of which have taken place in Oakland.