SF shooting leads to chase through Emeryville. EPD K-9 unit helps detain suspect.

Published On August 25, 2015 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

Emeryville and North Oakland residents were disrupted this afternoon by the sound of circling helicopters once again. A shooting of a tourist near Lombard in SF led to a chase across the Bay Bridge through Emeryville to the 1000 block of 60th in Oakland.

During the pursuit, the suspect apparently tossed the pictured handgun below over the side of the Powell Street overpass. A manhunt then ensued after the suspects burgundy Cadillac was disabled after hitting a tree.  The tourist, who was shot in the shoulder, is in the hospital and reported to be in fair condition.


The search involved officers from SFPD, CHP & Oakland & Emeryville police departments. One suspect was arrested at the scene while the second fled on foot. The second suspect, reported to be Black/Hispanic Male in his 20’s wearing a red “23” jersey, was apprehended hours later with the assistance of the Emeryville PD K-9 unit.


Officer Michael Lee deployed “Ingo”, a trained German Shepard, who quickly corned the suspect in a neighbor’s backyard after a door-to-door search. The suspect can be seen being carted away into an ambulance after suffering dog bite wounds.

[UPDATE] The suspects have been identified as Brian Fox, 24, and Eric Anthony Espanol, 25, both of San Francisco.



A second suspect in a shooting near a popular tourist destination in San Francisco was arrested after a car chase over the Bay Bridge and a search near the Oakland-Emeryville border this afternoon, Oakland police said.

The shooting was reported at 12:09 p.m. near the corner of Lombard and Jones streets in the city’s Russian Hill neighborhood, only about a block from the famous crooked section of Lombard, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said.

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

4 Responses to SF shooting leads to chase through Emeryville. EPD K-9 unit helps detain suspect.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, how did that chase happen at normal speed? Didn’t they get caught in traffic at the bridge on-ramp??? LOL!

    • Rob says:

      It’s a bit of a mystery to me too. Do you think they checked waze before they committed the crime?

      • Anonymous says:

        do we have a reason for the shooting ? the motive(s) ? and who pays for the injury caused by the K 9 ?

    • Rob says:

      The suspects allegedly robbed the tourist for his camera and shot him when he resisted. My assumption is that the county picks up the tab on the hospital visit (most likely SF General, maybe Highland?)

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