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Driver in SF Hit-and-Run Identified, Charged With Homicide

The suspect in a hit-and-run incident in San Francisco on Wednesday that left one person dead and four others injured has been identified and charged.

Mark Dennis, 33, was booked into San Francisco County Jail and charged with homicide, four counts of attempted homicide and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, SFPD said Thursday.

Dennis allegedly swung an ax at five people and ran over them in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, near the intersection of Illinois and 24th Street.

He fled the scene but was later taken into custody near Alemany Boulevard and Cayuga Avenue, police said. Five victims were taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General where one victim later died.

The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Eliseo Lopez, according to the city's medical examiner, Bay City News reported. The four remaining victims were described as men aged 38, 31, 39 and 42 years old.

One victim was in a critical condition, two were in serious condition and another was in fair condition, SF General's Chief Communications Officer Brent Andrew said Wednesday afternoon.

One witness said a driver in a white GMC van had an argument with a man on the sidewalk and a few other people intervened. The witness said the driver got out of his vehicle and had an ax.

A second witness also said the driver had a small ax and that the people involved in the argument chased the driver back into the van. That's when the driver drove into the people on the sidewalk.

Police said the incident is an ongoing investigation and no other details were released.

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