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Monday, September 27, 2010

Michael Lee Shot Dead By Police In His Hotel Room

Posted By on Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 7:20 AM

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Reports of a man possibly hurling stereo equipment out of a seventh-story window led to a lethal encounter yesterday in the Tenderloin.

Police responded to the Granada Hotel at 1000 Sutter Street at around 11:10 a.m., and an officer visited a man's room alongside the hotel's building manager. At this point, the SFPD claims the resident "presented a weapon" -- which led the officer to shoot him dead.

The identity of the hotel resident has not yet been released by the Medical Examiner pending notification of the man's family. Yet hotel residents identified him to multiple media sources as Michael Lee, a fortysomething man purportedly originally from Michigan.

Lee's neighbors stated that his violent demise was a shock -- but not a surprise.

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The shooting remains under investigation by the San Francisco Police Department's Homicide Detail, Internal Affairs Officer Involved Shooting Team, the Office of the District Attorney, and Office of Citizen's Complaints.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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