Treasure Island Standoff Suicide ID'ed as Benicia Carjacking Suspect

Duncan Phillips stole his ex-girlfriend's car on Thanksgiving. He shot at a San Francisco cop before killing himself Tuesday morning.

-Bay City News

A suspect who shot at San Francisco police during a pursuit before killing himself during a standoff on Treasure Island early Tuesday morning has been identified by the medical examiner's office as 29-year-old Duncan Phillips.

Phillips was wanted by Benicia police for allegedly stealing his  ex-girlfriend's car at gunpoint and robbing and pistol-whipping another woman last Thursday.

Monday afternoon, November 26, a Solano county judge signed an arrest warrant for Philips alleging robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, car jacking and attempted robbery.  Bail had been set at $230,000.

Phillips was spotted in a stolen car by San Francisco police at about 11 p.m. Monday at Mason and Bush streets after his father had called  911 following some sort of dispute between the pair, police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said.

Officers tried to stop the vehicle but it did not pull over, instead running through multiple red lights, police said.

A pursuit ensued, during which at least one shot was fired from  the vehicle toward officers, who were not hit by the gunfire.

The pursuit continued onto the Bay Bridge and ended on Treasure Island, where Phillips got out of the car and ran to the shoreline and threatened to kill himself.

After an hours-long standoff, police heard a single gunshot and then moved in to find Phillips suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Traffic was blocked going in to and off of Treasure Island during the standoff and residents were asked to stay inside their homes. Traffic was reopened by shortly after 6 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The American Red Cross responded to the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco to assist Treasure Island residents who were not able to get to their homes.

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"The Black Panther of Poetry" November 29, 2012 at 03:50 AM
"Ask not for whom the bell TOLL!!!" for it tolls for Duncan Phillips!!!! NO MAN IS AN ISLAND No man is an island No woman a tree No house is a home No flower a bee No mountain high No river deep No need for rushing It's ours to keep It's our to keep if you speak and you say you keep what you earn can't give it away You take it with you it is the master plan and when you come to the end alone you will stand
Babaloo November 29, 2012 at 04:29 AM
so you are not only a racist you are a person who does not respect women. hmm.. a piece of garbage knows what garbage is.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" November 29, 2012 at 04:59 AM
Babaloo, Joe Feltcher, John Headely and your Cohorts. Your lying words do not hurt me at all but let me tell you this right now. I am here in Benicia, I do not hide myself...If you see me walking and you feel froggy...please, by all means...JUMP!!! I am from a small town in Alabama, called "KICK ASS" and lately talking to you racist jerks; I am getting homesick!!!
Joe Feltcher November 29, 2012 at 05:02 AM
When all else fails, resort to violence. Classy Bobby. Classy.
Hedley Lammar December 02, 2012 at 12:35 AM
He didn't age much from the 1982 photo.


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