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Richmond: Four arrested after injury shooting, pursuit

September 01, 2016

RICHMOND -- Four people suspected of being involved in a shooting that wounded a man were arrested after trying to escape in a car, police said.

The brief chase started after the driver refused to stop when officers signaled for the dark SUV to pull over at Cutting Boulevard and S. 49th Street, Richmond police spokesman Lt. Felix Tan said. The SUV had four people inside and matched the description given by the man who was shot, he said.

That man was expected to survive. An officer found him with at least one wound after a ShotSpotter activation recorded 11 shots in the Iron Triangle neighborhood of 8th Street and Lincoln Avenue around 9:11 p.m., Tan said.

The driver, identified by police only as a 26-year-old Sacramento man, refused to pull over and instead went onto eastbound Interstate 80. The officer later caught up to the car after it exited the freeway and stopped on Humboldt Avenue, Tan said. From there, he ran toward the freeway embankment.

The California Highway Patrol closed I-80 for about 30 minutes as officers searched for the man, and police eventually found him near Solano Avenue along the freeway. A CHP helicopter provided spotlight during the search.

The three other suspects all stayed in the car after the driver stopped, Tan said. One was a 26-year-old Vallejo man, and the other a 16-year-old male from an undisclosed residence. Police did not identify the fourth suspect.

Tan cited the ongoing nature of the investigation for not immediately identifying those who were arrested.

Police found two semi-automatic pistols after the arrests, one of them in the car and another in possession of a 16-year-old from an undisclosed residence. Police also found another gun believed to be in possession by the group in the front yard of a residence in the area, Tan said.

East Bay Times: Richmond