San Francisco in California where the killing took place. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A Filipino security guard in San Francisco, California, was shot dead while speaking to his wife in the Philippines via video-chat. At 5am on July 2, Rolando Romero, 61, was finishing his shift and chatting with his wife when he was shot twice.

Romero was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the San Francisco Examiner reported.

The suspect, Cardell Mason Coleman Jr, 24, was arrested the next day at his father’s apartment by San Francisco police, who tracked him down after checking security camera footage.

On Tuesday at the Hall of Justice, the court heard Coleman used a .38-caliber revolver and shot Romero twice. Coleman then disposed of the gun. The motive for the killing remains unknown. Coleman pleaded not guilty to murder.

However, prosecutors said Coleman later admitted to the killing and to disposing of the gun. The police said the killing was also captured on security camera footage.

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