Three people were detained this morning after a police chase throughout multiple counties (including central Contra Costa County) stemming from an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco’s Mission District on Saturday afternoon, a San Francisco police spokesman said.
At about 12:30 a.m. today, officers detained three people at McKee Road and North 33rd Street in San Jose, San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Officers responded to a report of malicious activity in the 1300 block of Florida Street in San Francisco around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza.
The driver of a suspicious vehicle started to back up as two officers approached, Esparza said.
An officer who approached the driver’s side of the vehicle was hit by gunfire and a second officer shot multiple rounds at the car causing glass to shatter, he said.
The vehicle fled the scene and officers could not tell if the suspect was struck by gunfire, Esparza said.
The injured officer was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and underwent surgery. He was in serious but stable condition as of Saturday evening, according to Esparza.
The officer was identified as a 28-year-old man who has worked for the San Francisco Police Department for six years, Esparza said.
Shortly after the shooting the suspicious vehicle was found unoccupied in Daly City and officers searched the area for the suspects without success, he said.
San Francisco police developed leads and officers located and followed the suspicious vehicle into the East Bay, Shyy said.
The California Highway Patrol was called to assist in the chase around 11 p.m., according to Shyy.
CHP officers arrived and attempted to stop the vehicle on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 and Carlson Boulevard in Richmond, Shyy said.
The vehicle, described as a white sedan, failed to stop and evaded police, according to Shyy.
CHP officers continued to pursue the vehicle through Alameda, Solano and Contra Costa counties, police said.
The chase continued south on I-680 into Martinez, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and finally into San Jose where three people were detained.
An investigation is ongoing and police have not released the identities of the three pending interviews and charges to be determined by investigators, Shyy said.