police-light-bar1.jpg5:49 PM: A man stabbed both of his parents, including his mother fatally, before being shot to death by a police officer inside a home in San Francisco’s Richmond District this morning, police said.

The stabbing was reported at about 7:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Funston Avenue, police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Officers arrived to find a 78-year-old man in the doorway with stab wounds to his forearm and hand, police said.

The officers then went upstairs into the home and found a 78-year-old woman bleeding profusely from stab wounds to her upper torso, according to police.

As they were trying to pull the woman to safety, the officers were confronted by the 44-year-old suspect, who advanced toward the officers with a knife in each hand, police said.

An officer used a beanbag weapon against the man but it was ineffective, and the second officer then shot the suspect with his gun.

The two victims and their son were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where the suspect was pronounced dead at 9:39 a.m. His mother succumbed to her injuries two minutes later, police said.

A third victim, a 50-year-old woman who is the sister of the suspect, was found hiding in the back of the home in a locked bedroom and was unhurt.

The names of the suspect and victims are not yet being released, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Police Department’s homicide detail and internal affairs division, as well as the district attorney’s office and the Office of Citizen Complaints, per standard procedure.

A community meeting about the shooting will be hosted by the Police Department in the Richmond District on Tuesday evening.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Recreational Center at 251 18th Ave. between Clement and California streets.

12:36 PM (Dan McMenamin, Bay City News): A man who was shot by police after allegedly stabbing two people inside a home in San Francisco’s Richmond District this morning has died, as has one of the stabbing victims, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The stabbing was reported at about 7:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Funston Avenue, police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Officers arrived and found an elderly man in the doorway with stab wounds to his forearm and hand, Dangerfield said.

Officers went upstairs into the home and found an elderly woman bleeding profusely from stab wounds to her upper torso, Dangerfield said.

As they attempted to pull the woman to safety, the officers were confronted by the 44-year-old suspect, who was holding a knife in each hand and waving them over his head, Dangerfield said.

An officer used a beanbag weapon against the armed man but it was not effective, and another officer then shot the man with his gun.

The two elderly victims and the suspect were taken to the hospital where the woman and the suspect were pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Their names are not being released until their families are notified of the deaths.

A third victim, a woman in her 30s or 40s, was found hiding in the back of the home and was unhurt, Dangerfield said.

He said investigators believe the suspect and victims knew each other, but did not know if they were related.

Tracy Passero, a woman who said she used to live next door to the home where the stabbing occurred before moving a block away a couple of years ago, said she was shocked to hear what happened.

“It’s a really quiet, tranquil block,” Passero said.

8:24 AM: According to KTVU broadcast, the area of Funston and Balboa streets is closed due to, they report, a SFPD officer-involved shooting.

Chopper footage shows that the Funston appears to be closed at the intersection, with a number of police cars and officers on scene.

“We have reports of multiple people hurt in this event” says KTVU, which they report took place at 636 Funston. “Several people have been taken to San Francisco General Hospital,” KTVU broadcast reports.

According to Bay City News, a neighbor who declined to give her name said she heard screams, then saw someone lying on the sidewalk in a pool of blood.

She said two people were taken away in ambulances, and a woman was handcuffed.

“There’s cops everywhere,” she said around 8:15 a.m.

According to KTVU, the fire department was called to the area at 7:15 this morning, where they discovered an elderly man outside suffering from stab wounds. SFPD spokesperson Lt. Troy Dangerfield says the victim was bleeding profusely from stab wounds on his forearm and hands.

Police were called to the scene, went inside, and “that’s when the officer involved shooting occurred,” KTVU says, after one more person, an elderly woman, was found inside with, says Dangerfield, life-threatening stab wounds to her upper body.

According to Dangerfield, as they were attempting to move the victim, they were confronted by a suspect who “was holding a knife in each hand above his head, advancing towards them.”

The officers tried to use a “less-than’lethal” impact weapon on the suspect, but that proved ineffective, Dangerfield said, so they shot the suspect.

“It is clear that this guy had serious intent to hurt the people inside the house as well as the officers” Dangerfield said.

As of 9:35 AM, says Dangerfield, the male victim was recovering. The female victim and the suspect, an unidentified man of 44 years of age, says Dangerfield, remained at SF General, both with life-threatening injuries.

He says that one more person, a woman in her 30s, was discovered in the house, hiding. It appears that all the people at the residence were related, Dangerfield says.

Elsewhere: [Chron], [Ex]

Want more news, sent to your inbox every day? Then how about subscribing to our email newsletter? Here’s why we think you should. Come on, give it a try.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

Please make sure your comment adheres to our comment policy. If it doesn't, it may be deleted. Repeat violations may cause us to revoke your commenting privileges. No one wants that!
  • FriscoRisko

    SFappeal, I just want to thank and commend you on being the 1st and only news source so far to have these details.

  • FriscoRisko

    SFappeal, I just want to thank and commend you on being the 1st and only news source so far to have these details.