San Francisco homicide: Shooting victim was subject of 2020 standoff at Glide church

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A man who was fatally shot Tuesday in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood had been involved last year in a long standoff with police at Glide Memorial Church.

Thomas O’Bannon, 32, of San Francisco, died Tuesday afternoon at a hospital. Police responding around 4:30 p.m. to a ShotSpotter gunshot detection activation in the 1300 block of Keith Street had found him with gunshot wounds, lying on the sidewalk.

On April 21, 2020, O’Bannon had fled police who responded to a report of an man armed with a knife outside a Tenderloin hotel. One officer shot at him, but he was not hit, and he barricaded himself in the basement of Glide church for more than 12 hours. When he finally was taken into custody, he was arrested on suspicion of attacking a man with a piece of wood early that morning.

The investigation of the incident found that O’Bannon had been detained the previous night on an involuntary psychiatric hold and had been released after only a few hours.

No arrest has been made in Tuesday’s shooting, and police described the suspect only as a man between 20 and 30 years old.

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