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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dennis Hughes Identified as Man Killed by San Francisco Police

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

click to enlarge This is one of the gun's police recovered at the scene
  • This is one of the gun's police recovered at the scene

(Update 12:40 p.m.): San Francisco Police identified the man who police shot and killed last night as 41-year-old Dennis Hughes. At a press conference today, Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters that Hughes was wanted on suspicion of beating his mother to death after she kicked him out of her house.

(Original story): Police shot and killed a suspect in a Rohnert Park slaying after he locked himself inside a San Francisco apartment, firing shots at police and setting fires.

According to the Chronicle, the action started sometime just before 9 p.m. when Rohnert Park police came looking for the suspect, who was at his girlfriend's apartment on the 800 block of Post Street. After the officers knocked on the door, the girlfriend opened the door, and the suspect began firing at police.

Police backed off and called in the SWAT team, but over the next hour, the suspect, who has not yet been named, continued to fire through the walls and floor of the apartment. At some point, he even set fires inside, Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters. 

That's when police decided to kill the suspect.

Police are holding a press conference today at 11 a.m. to provide more details on the officer-involved shooting.

What we do know is that the suspect was a person of interest in the murder of 66-year-old Dianne Hughes, who was found beaten to death in her home on Bernice Avenue in Rohnert Park on Tuesday, police said.

Check back for more on this story.

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