Brendan Weber

Deadly Shooting Prompts Standoff, Shelter-in-Place Order in San Francisco

A man who police said fatally shot a woman and then locked himself inside a San Francisco home prompted a more than 14-hour standoff with police.

Police during the standoff asked people to avoid the area of 15th and Beaver streets. Residents on 15th Street from Buena Vista Terrace to Beaver Street were also asked to shelter in place, according to police.

The lengthy incident started around 11:45 p.m. Sunday when police received reports about shots being fired in the area of 15th and Beaver streets.

Arriving officers found evidence that shots were fired, and they located the man believed to be responsible for opening fire, according to police. Officers tried to make contact with the man, but he locked himself inside a home, according to police.

The standoff ended at about 2:45 p.m. when the suspect exited the home and was taken into police custody. Officers later determined the man was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The woman who was shot was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police. The woman later succumbed to her injuries while at the hospital, police said. It is also unclear what her relationship is with the man.

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