2 Arrests In KRON 4 News Crew Robbery In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police have arrested two people in connection with a robbery of a KRON 4 television news crew Friday night that resulted in a shooting.

San Francisco residents Armani McFarland, 19, and John Woods, 19, were arrested in connection with the incident, which occurred around 8 p.m. in the Bayview District, according to police.

McFarland is in custody on suspicion of two counts of robbery, conspiracy and a firearm charge, while Woods is being held on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy.

Police said KRON 4 reporter Jeff Bush had just finished an interview near Third Street and La Salle Avenue when two men armed with a gun demanded his camera and gear. During the robbery attempt, the security guard accompanying Bush shot one of the suspected thieves in the leg.

No one in the television news crew was injured, police said.

One of the suspects walked into San Francisco General Hospital a short time later with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, police said.

The KRON 4 security guard recently retired from the Oakland Police Department.

Bay Area television stations, including KPIX 5, regularly hire security guards for news crews in areas that pose a security risk.

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