Barry Bernard White, Jr. Charged With Two Counts of Murder for Vicious Carnage at the Jewelry Mart

July 16, 2013

Contact: Stephanie Ong Stillman, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167
ADA Alex Bastian, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1931

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Barry
Bernard White Jr., age 23, of Antioch was charged with a total of 16 felony counts, including 2 counts of murder, 7 counts of attempted murder, 6 counts of assault on a police officer with a firearm, and 1 count of possession of an assault rifle.

“There are no words to describe the chilling manner of these murders.” said District Attorney George Gascón. “This defendant displayed no hesitation in taking the lives of two innocent women. This man is a killer and San Francisco will be safer with him behind bars.”

On Friday, July 12, 2013, San Francisco Police Department officers responded to a report of shots being fired at a Jewelry Mart at 888 Brannan Street. Upon arrival, officers encountered the 23 year old Barry White Jr. who was exiting the Jewelry Mart covered in blood. Mr. White then proceeded to run into Tacqueria Dos Amigos, which is one door East of the Jewelry Mart. Once there, Mr. White opened fire on the six San Francisco Police officers that were approaching him. After firing all rounds of his .38 caliber revolver, he surrendered to the officers. In addition to the handgun, arresting officers discovered a folding knife on Mr. White. Thanks to the quick and immediate response by the SFPD, the defendant was arrested on scene.

Officers securing the Jewelry Mart discovered two deceased females and a critically injured male inside the store on the basement level. The female victims, a 35 year-old and a 51 year-old, were both employees of the business. The victims had been shot at and both received severe lacerations to the neck from a knife. The male victim, a 50 year-old owner of the store received multiple gunshot wounds and knife wounds. Officers processing the scene gathered valuable evidence including digital images from the surveillance systems of the Victoga Jewelry store and the neighboring Tacqueria. Furthermore, a judicially-authorized search of the defendant’s car located outside the Jewelry Mart yielded an AK-47 assault rifle and a load, but separate extended ammunition clip nearby.

Mr. White was scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 9 at 1:30pm. His arraignment was put over to July 24, 2013 in Dept. 9 at 1:30pm. The defendant’s bail was set at No Bail. Assistant District Attorney Scot Clark is handling the case.