SFPD Shoots, Kills Domestic Violence Suspect

The hostage situation ended Sunday morning.

SFPD Chief William Scott answers questions from public comment during a town hall meeting May 10 regarding the May 3 officer-involved fatal shooting near Market and Mason streets. (Jessica Christian)

San Francisco officers shot and killed a domestic violence suspect early Sunday morning after an hours-long standoff, police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

Around 11:35 p.m. on Saturday, San Francisco Police Department officers responded to a domestic violence call at a Nob Hill residence. The male suspect reportedly had a gun in the Salmon Street apartment with his wife and two kids, police spokesperson  said.

The children are 5 and 11 years old.

When officers arrived, they heard yelling, and 10 minutes later, a shot was fired from inside the apartment, Andraychak said. Police negotiated with the suspect to release his family.

Officers entered the apartment and, at 2:50 a.m., shot the suspect. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, police said. They declined to provide any identifying information about the suspect.

Paramedics treated the victims at the scene.

SFPD is still investigating the shooting, as well as the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Police Accountability and the San Francisco medical examiner’s office, Andraychak said.  A town hall meeting will be held within 10 days of the shooting.

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