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Man fatally shot near Union Square tried to rob person, police say

A 21-year-old man killed in a shooting near Union Square last Thursday is believed to have been fatally wounded while trying to rob a person, police said.

Vermond Jones, a resident of San Francisco, was shot during a fight that broke out when he and others allegedly tried to rob a 31-year-old man near Geary and Stockton streets at around 5 p.m., according to police and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officers rushed to the scene after hearing gunshots and learned of the attempted robbery from the victim and witnesses, police said.

Jones was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Police found three firearms at the scene.

Police have not announced any arrests in the case.

The shooting is under investigation by the Homicide Detail.

Editor’s Note – Oct. 5, 1 p.m.: The original story was written based on initial information from police. The story has since been updated based on more recent information that the man killed in the shooting is suspected of attempted robbery.

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