[Update] Man killed in Union Square shooting linked to violent May robbery in Fremont

Looking east on the 100 Block of Geary | Photo: Carrie Sisto/Hoodline
By Carrie Sisto - Published on October 02, 2020.

A 21-year-old man died Thursday following a shooting in Union Square.

Police responded to reports of a shooting on the 100 block of Geary Street (near Stockton) around 5:03 p.m. on October 1.

The San Francisco Police Department's (SFPD) preliminary investigation suggests an "altercation" occurred before the shooting. The 21-year-old was found with life-threatening injuries which he later died from at the hospital. Another male subject was detained at the scene and that suspect remains in custody, per ABC 7

Citizen videos from the scene show the police closing off the 100 and 200 blocks of Geary Street, reportedly to search for other suspects. 

The SFPD Homicide Detail Unit has taken over the investigation, which police say is still in its early stages.

Update: The victim in the shooting has been identified as Vermond Jones of San Francisco. He was wanted in connection with a May 5 home-invasion robbery in Fremont, and had been on the run from law enforcement since then. As SFist reports, via Fremont and San Francisco police, Jones was allegedly a member of the "Fillmore - Knock Out Posse" gang, and he had at least 35 charges pending against him at the time of his death — including the removal of a court-ordered ankle monitoring device. 

While a suspect in the October 1 shooting of Jones was said to be in custody, NBC Bay Area reports that no arrests have been in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or Text a Tip toTIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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