Pair charged in killing of San Francisco rapper 

click to enlarge JaQuan Rice professes his love to his girlfriend in a clip from his music video, which was shot at the same bus stop where he was fatally shot and she was wounded earlier this week.
  • JaQuan Rice professes his love to his girlfriend in a clip from his music video, which was shot at the same bus stop where he was fatally shot and she was wounded earlier this week.

The Muni bus stop where they professed their love for each other in a music video became a scene of tragedy this week.

JaQuan Rice, 19, and his 17-year-old girlfriend were shot Monday afternoon at the Muni bus shelter at West Point and Middle Point roads. Rice died and his girlfriend is recovering.

On Thursday, 20-year-old Derrick Hunter and a 14-year-old boy, both of whom are San Francisco residents, were charged in connection with the crime. The 14-year-old is being charged as an adult, but prosecutors said it has not been decided whether he will be tried as one.

Both suspects are charged with eight counts, including murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and dissuading a witness by force or threat, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.

The pair did not enter a plea Thursday and bail was set at $5 million apiece. They are expected back in court for an arraignment July 9, Bastian said.

Rice was a rapper who went by the name G.S. Dutch and whose lyrics discussed the gangster lifestyle in Hunters Point. His grieving mother posted a music video on Facebook on Wednesday that shows Rice professing his love to his girlfriend at the very bus stop where they were shot.

"All a n**** needed was the love. All a n**** wanted was a hug. Never let go cuz the streets get rough," Rice raps in the song, "NayNay's Letter."

The Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood has seen a rash of gun violence since the start of summer.

On Tuesday night, gunfire erupted only blocks from where Rice was killed. Three people in a vehicle were fired upon during a drive-by in the 1300 block of Fairfax Avenue about 7:15 p.m., police said. No one was struck.

About 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, two people were injured in a shooting at Third Street and Gilman Avenue, Officer Gordon Shyy said. The victims, who have not been identified, suffered injuries not considered life-threatening after being shot in the upper body.

There have been no arrests in connection with those shootings, Shyy said, and it is unclear whether any were related.

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