The news crews were among several stations covering the deadly shooting of a woman at Pier 14.
This is the gun pulled on two news crews at Pier 14. They were covering a murder there the night before. pic.twitter.com/HAT0pSUztr— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) July 3, 2015
Shortly after 6 a.m., an armed man approached a KNTV photographer, pistol-whipped him and threw him to the ground.
When a photographer from KTVU tried to intervene, the robber took both of their cameras at gunpoint.
The suspect then jumped into a waiting black BMW 7 series with two men inside, and took off.
The KNTV photographer is expected to recover. No one else was injured.
A magazine clip for a semi-automatic weapon was found on the ground. Police collected the magazine and took witness statements at the scene.