Dennis Hughes Identified as Man Killed by San Francisco Police

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This is one of the gun's police recovered at the scene
(Update 12:40 p.m.): San Francisco Police identified the man who police shot and killed last night as 41-year-old Dennis Hughes. At a press conference today, Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters that Hughes was wanted on suspicion of beating his mother to death after she kicked him out of her house.

(Original story): Police shot and killed a suspect in a Rohnert Park slaying after he locked himself inside a San Francisco apartment, firing shots at police and setting fires.

According to the Chronicle, the action started sometime just before 9 p.m. when Rohnert Park police came looking for the suspect, who was at his girlfriend's apartment on the 800 block of Post Street. After the officers knocked on the door, the girlfriend opened the door, and the suspect began firing at police.

Police backed off and called in the SWAT team, but over the next hour, the suspect, who has not yet been named, continued to fire through the walls and floor of the apartment. At some point, he even set fires inside, Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters. 

That's when police decided to kill the suspect.

Police are holding a press conference today at 11 a.m. to provide more details on the officer-involved shooting.

What we do know is that the suspect was a person of interest in the murder of 66-year-old Dianne Hughes, who was found beaten to death in her home on Bernice Avenue in Rohnert Park on Tuesday, police said.

Check back for more on this story.

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Thanks SFPD as usual for protecting us from such maniacs, just wish you would do more to save us taxpayers money using similar methods on other criminals.


Anyone that knew Dennis personally such as i would not have seen him as a life threatening maniac.Unfortunately for people that loved and cared about him,he passed away the way that he did,and all sympathy and heartache go out to him and the people he affected by acting so carelessly.I hope our God will find mercy on him,and show compassion for those he hurt and affected by this.This is an impossible tragedy to try to begin to understand and our hearts go out to the family who have lost their loved ones.


Im sure he was a nice man and its terrible he had to die, God rest his soul. Im just thankful that no innocent bystanders were hurt.


Yes,i've known him for was he a funny character.Always smiling and telling jokes.Until hearing of this,and knowing it to be true fact,most people would have described him as the nicest guy in the World.Its a lot more than a simple understatement,but dear Lord...he snapped!None of us as his friends or Family can understand what he thought he was going through.I wish i could've talked to him before all of this and asked him what was on his mind lately.......

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