SF explosion suspect faces multiple felony charges

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The suspect in the home explosion in the Outer Sunset neighborhood is charged with several felonies, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. The explosion killed one and injured two others. 

Darron Price, 53, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, manufacturing a controlled substance, four counts of reckless burning, two counts of child endangerment, and one count of elder abuse. 

Officials have identified the woman in the explosion as Rita Price, 53. 

Darron Price was arrested on February 10 in connection to last week’s explosion. The incident caused a three-alarm fire and damaged three homes on the 1700 block of 22nd Avenue. 

During the investigation, police recovered materials used for drug manufacturing, including acetone and other highly flammable solvents in the home.

Rita Price’s body was found in the rubble. 

Darren Price’s brother, Sean, spoke about his brother’s arrests saying in Darron’s more than 30 years of manufacturing weed, he would never have risked doing it at home. 


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