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Antioch Man Barry White, Accused Of San Francisco Jewelry Shop Killings, Set To Be Arraigned Tuesday Morning

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An Antioch man accused of killing two women and critically injuring a man at a jewelry store in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborho d on Friday is set to be arraigned today, prosecutors said.Barry White, 23, was arrested after a shooting and stabbing that occurred at about 2 p.m. Friday at Victoga Inc., a jewelry store inside the San Francisco GiftCenter & JewelryMart at 888 Brannan St. White will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. today at the San Francisco Hall of Justice, district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian said. He has been charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, six counts of attempted murder on police officers, six counts of assault on police officers with a firearm and one count of possession of an illegal assault rifle, Bastian said. He allegedly attacked three employees inside the jewelry store. Two women, Lina Lim, 51, of Daly City, and Khin Min, 35, of San Francisco, were killed, while a male employee was critically injured, police said.

White then left the jewelry store covered in blood and encountered officers who had responded to reports of shots fired in the area. He shot at the officers but missed, then ran to a nearby restaurant where he eventually surrendered after running out of ammunition, police said. The officers did not return fire. White was taken to a hospital with superficial wounds to his hands, police said. White had previously been arrested in 2009 as a 19-year-old for allegedly ramming an Antioch police patrol car with his vehicle. The incident occurred on Aug. 29, 2009, when White allegedly brought guns to a party, then rammed a patrol car near West Fifth and G streets in Antioch, prompting an officer to open fire and strike him, police said. White was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, with the trial scheduled to start next month in Contra Costa County Superior Court, according to prosecutors.

In 2011, White filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against Antioch police accusing them of police brutality for the officer-involved shooting. His attorney, Jivaka Candappa, alleges in the lawsuit that police shot at White and two other people in his car while they had their backs turned to them and their hands up in the air. White was struck in the head and ear by the police gunfire, Candappa wrote. That case is still pending in U.S. District Court.

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