Robbery, shots fired in SF Safeway: police

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Two people were arrested on Sunday after a robbery in San Francisco Safeway resulted in an open fire. 

According to the San Francisco Police Department, the incident happened at Safeway Portrero Center at 2300 16th Street.

SFPD’s Mission Station officers responded to the store after receiving a call that the suspects threatened to hurt the security guard. 

Shortly after, a gunshot was heard in the parking lot. 

Officers located the two suspects in their car and an extended magazine, bullet fragments and a fired cartridge. 

One of the arresting officers recognized one of the suspects and knew they had a young child. The suspect admitted to leaving the 2-year-old child at home alone. 

SFPD said the police and fire departments worked to ensure the child was safe. 

The two suspects were booked into jail for robbery, threats, conspiracy, firearm possession and child endangerment.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.