Felon faces five years for Tenderloin gun incident

Convicted felon Edwin Camus faces up to five-and-a-half years in prison for bringing a gun into a Tenderloin bar.

A San Francisco jury pronounced Camus guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm yesterday after just over a day of deliberation, according to the district attorney’s office.

The charges stemmed from an incident in April, when Camus walked into Koko, a bar at 1060 Geary St., and placed a shirt on the bar, saying it was wrapped around a gun.

The bartender on duty left the bar and found a police officer, which led to the arrest, the district attorney’s office said.

“It's basic to public safety to get guns out of the hands of criminals,” District Attorney Kamala Harris said in a statement. “I applaud the San Francisco Police Department for taking another dangerous gun offender off the streets.”

Camus is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 23.

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