Video shows moment SF Walgreens security guard learned Banko Brown died after shooting

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Video shows moment Walgreens guard learned SF shooting was fatal
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In an interview with police, San Francisco Walgreens security guard Michael Earl-Wayne Anthony describes what led to the Banko Brown shooting.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Newly released video shows a Walgreens security guard during an interview with two San Francisco police homicide inspectors. In the video in the player above, he describes what he says led to the altercation with Banko Brown and also reacts to the news that the shooting was fatal.

The district attorney's office also provided a transcript of the interview. Starting on page four, the security guard starts to describe what he says happened. And he learned that Banko died on page 28.

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San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced Monday she will not be filing charges against Michael Earl-Wayne Anthony, who police say shot and killed Brown inside a Walgreens on April 27 during an alleged shoplifting incident.

Jenkins cited the interview in the video player above, while explaining why she's declined to press charges in the case.

As part of the announcement, the DA's office publicly released a comprehensive report on its website including witness statements, a police interview with the security guard, redacted police report and surveillance video.

For the sake of transparency, ABC7 News has decided to post the unedited surveillance video of the fatal shooting in the video player below. We warn you the video is violent and may be difficult to watch.

The district attorney encouraged people to consider all of the evidence as her office has, and not to view the video alone.

Jenkins notes she had to decide whether or not she had sufficient evidence to prove this case to 12 jurors, in making a decision on whether to pursue charges.

"It was our conclusion that we did not have such evidence and that is why we have arrived at this decision at this time," she said.

You can view the district attorney's full report here.


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