San Francisco security guard arrested on suspicion of murder in shooting death of woman

A San Francisco security guard has been arrested for the shooting death of a woman during a theft, police said Friday. 

The coroner identified the victim as 24-year-old Chynna Brown, FOX San Francisco reported. The shooting occurred near the 800 block of Market Street on Thursday in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, an area plagued by open-air drug use and crime. 


Officers responded and requested medics to the scene after finding Brown with a gunshot wound. She was rushed to a hospital but later died. 

“The preliminary investigation discovered that during this incident a theft occurred,” the San Francisco Police Department said in a news release. 

Investigators identified Michael Earl-Wayne, 33, as a suspect and arrested him on suspicion of murder. The police said Earl-Wayne “was working in the capacity as a private security guard” at the time of the shooting. 

Authorities have not released many details about what led to the gunfire.

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