The man arrested in a fatal double shooting and stabbing in South of Market on Friday, in which he also fired shots at police, has been identified as 23-year-old Barry White of Antioch.
White was booked into County Jail on two counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder, police Officer Gordon Shyy said in a statement.
White is alleged to have attacked three employees of a jewelry store in the San Francisco Giftcenter & JewelryMart at 888 Brannan St. about 2 p.m. Friday with both a handgun and knife, Shyy said. Two female employees were pronounced dead at the scene. One of the women sustained multiple gunshot wounds and the other was killed with a knife.
They were identified by the Medical Examiner's Office as Khin Min, 35, of San Francisco, and Lina Lim, 51, of Daly City.
A male employee of the store sustained both gunshot and knife wounds and is in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital.
After the attack, White left the Giftcenter and confronted police, Shyy said, reportedly firing at the officers, who did not fire back. He then surrendered.
Police said White has had at least one prior business transaction at the business before Friday's attack. Robbery does not appear to be a motive, Shyy said, and White reportedly acted alone. Police also said they found an SKS rifle in the back seat of White's car, which was parked nearby.
Before being booked, White was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life threatening. As of Sunday, there was no booking photo of the suspect available.
The blog Daily Kos reports that White was in the process of “suing the city of Antioch over alleged 'civil rights violations.'”