SAN FRANCISCO -- An Antioch man has been charged with murder and attempted murder for brutally killing two jewelry store employees and shooting at police officers during a standoff at a nearby restaurant last week, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Barry White, 23, has been has been charged with a total of 16 felony counts, including two counts of murder, seven counts of attempted murder, six counts of assault on a police officer with a firearm and one count of possession of an assault rifle, prosecutors said.
Police said officers responding to the Friday shooting at Victoga Inc., a jewelry store in the Gift Center & Jewelry Mart at 888 Brannan St., saw White exit the store covered in blood. Inside, two employees, a 51-year-old woman and a 35-year-old woman, were found dead with gunshot wounds and their necks slashed. The shop owner, a 50-year-old man, was shot and stabbed multiple times, but survived.
White holed up in a Mexican restaurant next to the jewelry store, firing at six San Francisco police officers until he ran out of ammunition for his .38 caliber revolver, authorities said. He then surrendered.
Officers searching White's car parked outside the jewelry shop found an AK-47 assault rifle and an extended ammunition clip, prosecutors said.
White was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon but it was delayed until July 24 at 1:30 p.m. He remains in custody without bail.
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