The suspected gunman in a San Francisco shooting that left a teenager hospitalized is now in custody after exchanging gunfire with police in Southern California, officials said.
California Highway Patrol officers in Southern California early Tuesday spotted the suspect's car abandoned on the freeway near the Arizona border. A short time later, officers spotted the suspect walking on the side of the road.
Police said there was an exchange of gunfire, but officers eventually took the man in custody.
The man is tied to a Monday shooting inside a building that houses the Department of Corrections in San Francisco. The victim in that shooting, an 18-year-old who was on pretrial release, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Large police response to shooting inside Dpt. Of Corrections building in SF at 13th and So. Van Ness. Witness says man came in to CA Conservation Corps classroom and shot a man who started the program today. @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/0E51XXwjdC— Jean Elle (@nbcjeanelle) March 26, 2019
#BREAKING: @SFPD says 1 person transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries following shooting in area of 13th/S. Van Ness. Witnesses say suspect hopped into white vehicle and fled area. https://t.co/nr8PzMnR8h https://t.co/YMHoO1C1tr— Kristofer Noceda (@krisnoceda) March 25, 2019