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SF shooting suspects detained in Mountain View

A vehicle pursuit that began in San Francisco Saturday afternoon ended in Mountain View with the arrest of three suspects wanted in connection with an injury shooting in San Francisco on Friday, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

San Francisco police attempted to stop a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle wanted in connection with a shooting that injured a 50-year-old man in San Francisco's Fillmore District on Friday afternoon, San Francisco police Sgt. Eric O'Neal said.

Officers signaled for the driver of the green four-door Toyota to stop at the intersection of San Bruno Avenue and Ordway Street in San Francisco's Bayview District at about 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 8. The driver failed to stop and officers pursued the driver through the Bayview District, according to O'Neal.

During the pursuit, the suspect rammed a patrol car and was able to evade officers near Oyster Point Boulevard.

The vehicle fled onto southbound U.S. Highway 101 and about 10 minutes later the CHP took over the pursuit in San Mateo County, CHP Officer Daniel Hill said.

The CHP quickly discontinued the pursuit due to dangerous driving conditions caused by rain on the roadway, Hill said.

A short time later, the suspect vehicle crashed into another vehicle on Highway 101 just north of Ellis Street in Mountain View, Hill said.

The vehicle's three occupants fled following the crash and ran toward city streets, Hill said.

Officers set up a perimeter and detained the three suspects a couple blocks south of Highway 101 near North Whisman Road, according to Hill.

The three suspects were arrested and taken into custody by the San Francisco Sheriff's Department, Hill said.

San Francisco police said the man injured in Friday's shooting is expected to survive and that the identities of the three suspects in custody have not been released.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Mr. Right
a resident of Bailey Park
on Feb 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Police should always fire a warning shot to their head.


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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

I happened to be in the neighborhood when this was happening. The MVPD did an excellent job of apprehending these creatures with a minimum of fuss. I was actually impressed.


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Posted by Young Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Hey Old Ben,

What did these creatures look like?


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Posted by Moreregulation
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I'm sure these suspects were just exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.


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Posted by Whiskers
a resident of another community
on Feb 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Dear Moreregulation,

If it makes you feel better, just remember that old truism, "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".


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Posted by Really?
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm

@Whiskers

Great quote. Tell me, would active-duty law enforcement be barred from carrying guns, too?

Does this quote also apply to chemical and nuclear weapons? I'm quite satisfied to know my neighbors don't possess nukes, and if they acquired them that the state would pursue them.


It's obviously not an ideal comparison, but it's relevant. Check out the gun death stats of the UK--both homicidal and accidental.


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Posted by Captain America
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

@Really?,

Comparing gun crime in the U.S. that the culture is founded on guns, and comparing it to the U.K. whose culture strictly forbids guns makes about as much sense as comparing a tomato to a banana.

Knife crime is quite prevalent in the U.K. So much so, that statistically there is twice the rate of knife crimes in the U.K. as compared to gun crimes in the U.S. A great article with summaries and links to the statistical facts was written by Chad Perrin. I have included the URL to the article, Web Link.

Just to be clear about my analogy, guns and knives are both weapons, but very different. Bananas and tomatoes are both fruit, but, very different.


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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Good to hear that the CHP and MVPD are taking a sensible approach. Better to let the suspects run for a bit and eventually slip up, than to endanger regular people with a high-speed chase under hazardous road conditions. Also, it sounds like no shots were fired by either side during the chase and subsequent arrest. That's a relief -- innocent bystanders easily become the victims of stray bullets. Well done!


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