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Arrest Made in Rolling Gunbattle That Injured Elderly Couple in San Leandro

San Leandro police have arrested an outstanding suspect from a rolling gunbattle that wounded another suspect and an elderly couple in November, recovering a cache of drugs and weapons in the suspect's apartment, police said Wednesday.

Officers served a search warrant at the suspect's apartment on Tuesday and seized more than $250,000 in cash, 6 pounds of marijuana, an AK-47 assault rifle and three handguns with 100-round magazines, police said.

Police investigated the shootout for months. It happened at about 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the area of MacArthur Boulevard and Interstate 580.

As the occupants of two cars exchanged gunfire, one of the cars, a Nissan driven by a 33-year-old Oakland man, crashed head-on into an elderly couple's Toyota Prius in the 300 block of Dowling Boulevard. The couple was seriously injured in the crash.

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Police are investigating a shooting in San Leandro. (Nov. 17, 2016)

The Nissan driver had apparently been shot and was found near the crash scene. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and was later arrested on charges related to the shootout and reckless driving, police said.

The driver of the other car, believed to be a black 2015 Dodge Caravan, fled the area and remained at large until this week.

Police planned to hold a news briefing Wednesday to provide more information about the arrest.

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