SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested two suspects in connection to the fatal shooting of Kelvin Chew, 19, who was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. On May 7, Chew was shot and killed in Portola by two men.
According to Community Youth Center Executive Director Sarah Ching-Ting Wan, Chew went on a walk after finishing a class on Zoom and did not return home. At 8:02 p.m., police officers found Chew suffering from a gunshot on the sidewalk near the Felton and Colby Streets. Chew’s mother encountered the officers during her search for him. He died at the scene of the incident.
Chew was a student at the City College of San Francisco and a graduate of Balboa High School. He planned on majoring in computer science and engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz this fall. His parents are working-class, Chinese immigrants.
The Community Youth Center of San Francisco, a charity, is fundraising to provide Chew’s family with financial support through a GoFundMe page. A total of $22,000 was already raised as of Friday, June 12.
The suspects, Fagamalama Pasene, 26, and Zion Young, 19, are being charged with murder and attempted robbery. Pasene and Young are currently in police custody without bail. Young denied all allegations and pleaded not guilty in court to charges he is facing on Thursday, June 11.