Suspect in roommate’s shooting death to enter plea

Firearms should be stored in a safe

The man suspected of fatally shooting his roommate in the Mission district last week might enter his plea today.

Vincent Jacobo, 56, is charged with shooting 28-year-old Maurice White multiple times as White was running away from him near 21st and Bartlett streets at 4:37 a.m. Oct. 14. Using a semi-automatic handgun, prosecutors said, Jacobo then “administered a coup de grâce” shot to White’s head.

A motive has not been revealed. Prosecutors say there is video evidence of the killing.

White had been an All-City varsity football player at Galileo Academy of Science & Technology.

KRON stick-up saga continues

The men accused of attempting to stick up a KRON (Ch. 4) television news crew in the Bayview last month are expected to appear in court today for a preliminary hearing, according to prosecutors.

John Woods and Armani McFarland, both 19-year-old San Francisco residents, allegedly accosted reporter Jeff Bush and a security guard at gunpoint and demanded Bush’s camera equipment.

The security guard opened fire on the suspects in self-defense, police said, and McFarland suffered a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening. Woods and the guard were not injured.

Millionaire heads to court

The domestic violence case against multimillionaire Internet mogul Gurbaksh Chahal is scheduled to return to court Tuesday for the setting of a preliminary hearing date.

Chahal, the chief executive of online advertising company RadiumOne, is accused of hitting his girlfriend 117 times over a half-hour period in his Rincon Hill home on Aug. 5.

Chahal has pleaded not guilty to 47 counts stemming from the dispute at the Infinity Towers that was reportedly captured by his home’s own security cameras.

Prosecutors say Chahal sunk into a jealous rage over his girlfriend’s alleged infidelity.

Although Chahal has not commented on the case, some posts on his Twitter account suggest a defense.

“There are always two sides of the story. Only fools believe headlines,” a post stated Sept. 6.

Fatal crash aftermath

A preliminary hearing date could be set Tuesday in the case of a driver who allegedly struck and killed Lowell High School student Henren Chang as she was crossing Sloat Boulevard earlier this year.

Kieran Brewer is charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the March 2 collision on Sloat Boulevard at Forest View Drive.

Since the crash, new traffic lights have been installed at the intersection to improve pedestrian safety.Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & Courts

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