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Two dead after stabbing and officer shooting in SF

October 3, 2011 7:57:43 PM PDT
A gruesome scene in San Francisco's Richmond District appears to be a case of family violence. A man stabbed both his elderly parents, killing one of them.

Nina Woo died from her stab wounds, and the suspect, Peter Woo, died after he was shot by police officers. An older male victim had non-life threatening stab wounds and is expected to survive.

A next-door neighbor says she heard a strange "guttural" scream just before 7:30 a.m. and wondered "Is that a dog or a person?" Then after a loud bang she later realized was a gunshot, she went to look out her window and saw a person lying on the sidewalk in a pool of blood. By then she said about 20 officers were already on scene.

At about 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, police arrived at a two-story home on the 600 block of Funston Avenue, and found the older male victim lying in a pool of blood in the front entrance, after calling for help for him, they continued up the stairs where they found the female victim.

Lt. Troy Dangerfield says that's where the officers were charged by the suspect with two knives, one in each hand, poised above his head. Dangerfield says officers first fired the non-lethal bean bag gun, but, "That was ineffective and they were forced to use deadly force."

Police found another woman in the house, hiding. She is described as in her 30s and she was un-harmed.

The two officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave while the investigation continues.

Police Chief Greg Suhr will host a community meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond Recreation Center to discuss the incident with Richmond residents.

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