Squabble Between Roommates Behind Mission District Standoff

The shooting that prompted a standoff in San Francisco’s Mission District early this morning involved a pellet gun and resulted from a dispute between two roommates, police said.

The shooting was reported at about 4:35 a.m. in the 2400 block of Bryant Street.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately being released by police, shot his roommate several times with a pellet gun after the dispute, according to police.

After the victim called 911, officers responded and evacuated several occupants from the building and a standoff ensued. The suspect eventually was arrested and the scene was cleared at 7:13 a.m., police said.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not life-threatening.

The suspect will be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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