The two men arrested in the death of San Francisco private detective Jack Palladino were driving slowly down a closed street in a “suspicious” vehicle when the storied investigator snapped a photo of their car and was attacked, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Palladino had rushed outside his home in the Haight last Thursday to take a picture of the gold Acura when the car turned around, pulled alongside him and a passenger attempted to wrestle the camera from the detective, according to court records and previous statements from his family.

Prosecutors reveal new details in fatal attack on private detective

Jack Palladino, a nationally known private detective with a long list of celebrity clients, was killed outside his home in the Haight. (Courtesy photo)

Prosecutors reveal new details in fatal attack on private detective

Police allege Tyjone Flournoy, left, struggled with Jack Palladino while trying to take the older man’s camera. Lawrence Thomas was allegedly driving the vehicle in which Flournoy was riding.

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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