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.
POLICE ARREST TWO IN CONNECTION WITH SF SHOOTING, POLICE CHASE
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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