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A tenant at a San Francisco hotel that houses elderly residents was fatally shot by police Sunday morning after he refused to turn down his stereo and then confronted officers with a weapon, police said.

Police were called to the Granada Hotel, a retirement community in the city’s Nob Hill neighborhood, at about 11:10 a.m.

Police spokesman Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said other residents had complained about loud music coming from the man’s seventh floor apartment.

Management tried to get the man to turn down the music, but he refused, Dangerfield said. Managers then called police, reporting the man was throwing his speakers out the window.

Officers went with management to the man’s room. Upon entry, “there was a weapon seen, there was some altercation, and there were shots fired” by police, Dangerfield said.

The type of weapon seen has not been disclosed, but Dangerfield said there was “more than one weapon” in the room at the time.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner’s office is withholding his name pending notification of his family.

The shooting is being investigated by the Police Department’s internal affairs and homicide units and by the district attorney’s office.

Ari Burack, Bay City News

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  • supertamsf

    So an elderly man was killed by police in his own home ….. over music. What were these “weapons”? Unless the man was aiming a gun directly at police when they entered his home this story seems like it could be a case of trigger happy cops. Seems to me they could have taken control of the situation without killing the man. I suppose more details are needed.

  • supertamsf

    So an elderly man was killed by police in his own home ….. over music. What were these “weapons”? Unless the man was aiming a gun directly at police when they entered his home this story seems like it could be a case of trigger happy cops. Seems to me they could have taken control of the situation without killing the man. I suppose more details are needed.

  • Erik

    “More than one weapon” means that he had a knife *and* a fork.

  • Erik

    “More than one weapon” means that he had a knife *and* a fork.