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Suspect killed by police after Nob Hill standoff is ID’d

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(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

A man killed Sunday in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood after a standoff with police in which he allegedly held his wife and two children hostage has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Damian Murray.

Murray, 46, had no fixed address, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police first came into contact with Murray after receiving a report just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday of a domestic violence case involving a weapon.

Responding officers found a male suspect inside an apartment in the first block of Salmon Street with his wife, a 41-year-old woman, and two children, an 11-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.

Officers heard yelling and what they believed was a shot fired inside the apartment at 11:45 p.m., police said.

Police negotiated with the suspect until 2:50 a.m. Sunday for the release of his family but he stopped speaking to police.

Officers entered the apartment and opened fire after hearing what police believed to be another gunshot.

The suspect, later identified as Murray, was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead.

The mother and both children were treated by paramedics at the scene but did not require hospitalization.

Police did not say whether they recovered a weapon from the suspect.

Police have said they will hold a town hall to provide the community with more information on the shooting, but have not yet announced a time or location.

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