San Francisco police have arrested one suspect in connection with the rolling gun battle along the Embarcadero on Father’s Day that injured six people, police said Tuesday.
Lee Haywood, 33, of Pittsburg, remains in the hospital where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds described as life-threatening injuries by police.
He was booked on various firearms charges, including negligent firearm discharge, and has a warrant out of Antioch.
A 28-year-old female who was traveling in a black SUV with Haywood was injured after being shot during the incident. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.
The police found Haywood and his female companion in their crashed vehicle after the shootout began near Fisherman’s Wharf and ended a few blocks from the Bay Bridge.
Police officers responded at roughly 6:48 p.m. Sunday to reports of a shooting near Beach and Stockton streets. The vehicles involved drove “very recklessly” south along the Embarcadero and exchanged gunshots, said Police Chief Bill Scott in a briefing late Sunday.
Glass shards injured three people, and two people were hit by gunfire, Scott said. In addition, two girls, aged 10 and 16, were hit by a vehicle as they were walking their bicycles across the Embarcadero; the younger one was injured, Scott said. A white sedan was also involved in the incident, which police say they are still looking for.
Car-to-car shootings have grown increasingly common on Bay Area freeways, but such an incident is unusual on one of San Francisco’s main tourist thoroughfares. The Embarcadero incident comes just days after a shooting in the Mission District injured nine people.
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