sfpd_squad.jpg11:32 AM: A San Francisco man was fatally shot and a younger male relative assaulted late Tuesday during an apparent home invasion robbery, police said today.

Officers were called at about 11 p.m. to a home in the 2000 block of Palou Avenue in the Bayview District, where the two men were attacked after two other men came to their front door, according to police.

Police spokesman Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said there was a verbal altercation and then shots were fired.

The medical examiner’s office identified the shooting victim today as 57-year-old Dennis Dixon.

Dixon’s relative was pistol-whipped during the encounter, police said. A woman and a 6-year-old child were also in the home at the time.

A neighbor who witnessed the attacks called 911, and police in the neighborhood responded quickly, Dangerfield said.

One of the suspects was taken into custody walking out the front door, and the other was arrested after running out the back door, according to Dangerfield.

“The cops did a hell of job responding to the 911 call, arriving quickly, apprehending the suspects, and probably saving the life of the other victim,” Dangerfield said.

The suspects’ names have not yet been released.

The shooting is San Francisco’s 36th homicide this year. At the same time last year, there were 33 homicides.

Ari Burack, Bay City News

1:11 AM: One man was fatally shot and another man was assaulted at the same address in San Francisco’s Bayview District late Tuesday night, according to police.

At about 11 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Palou Avenue, where two men were attacked after the suspects knocked on their front door, San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said.

“There was some kind of verbal altercation between the people who answered the door and the suspects,” and the quarrel turned physical, Dangerfield said.

The man who answered the door was shot, and the second victim, who was also inside the residence, was assaulted, he said.

Police have two male suspects in custody as of 1 a.m., and the investigation is ongoing, Dangerfield said.

The shooting is San Francisco’s 36th homicide this year and the first since 38-year-old Asa Roberts was shot in the city’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood on Sept. 3.

Patricia Decker, Bay City News

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