City worker fatally shot while cleaning graffiti in San Francisco

Downtown San Francisco.
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Authorities say a city employee was fatally shot while painting over graffiti in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Jermaine Jackson Jr. was shot Wednesday and taken to a hospital where he died.

Police say no one has been arrested and a motive in the shooting is unclear.


The 27-year-old father of two young children was an apprentice in the public works department and was set to graduate next year.

Mayor Ed Lee says Jackson worked hard to build a good life for himself and his children.

Family and friends say Jackson had run-ins with gangs years ago but that he left that behind after his first child was born.

His grandmother, Juanita Befford, says he showed everyone he could turn his life around.