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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Duncan Phillips Identified as Man Who Shot Himself During Police Standoff

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM

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Medical authorities have identified the man who killed himself after leading police on a car chase to Treasure Island as 29-year-old Duncan Phillips.

Phillips, a Benecia resident, was reportedly wanted by Benicia police for allegedly stealing his

ex-girlfriend's car at gunpoint and robbing and pistol-whipping another

woman last Thursday.

San Francisco police spotted Duncan with a stolen white sedan on Bush Street before midnight on Monday. Police trailed him as he blew through red lights, crossing the Bay Bridge and ending the police chase on Treasure Island. At one point he fired a shot outside the car, police said.

See also: Treasure Island Close After Suicidal Man Leads Police on Car Chase

He bolted from the car, hunkered down by the shore, and repeatedly threatened suicide as he waved his gun. Police called in for negotiators, who talked to Phillips until he shot himself at 5 a.m.

Treasure Island was closed to residents coming and going through the night.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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