A man has been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s road rage shooting near Hunters Point, police said Monday.
Police said the suspect, whose identity hasn’t been released, allegedly became enraged when the car he was driving was cut off by another vehicle on Third Street. He followed the vehicle until it stopped at a red light at Evans Avenue and Jennings Street, where he opened fire and struck a 21-year-old male passenger in the hip about 9 p.m., police said.
The victim survived the attack.
After the shooting, Bayview officers broadcast a description of the suspect and his vehicle to all city police stations. The suspect’s vehicle, described as a Mitsubishi, was stopped in North Beach about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
The alleged shooter was in the passenger seat, police said, and officers searching the vehicle allegedly seized 25 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, several cellphones and a .40-caliber handgun.
The suspect was carrying $1,000 in cash, police said. The gun was found inside the engine compartment near the car battery, wrapped in a beanie cap, police said.
The suspect was booked on charges of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, other firearm-related offenses and possession of marijuana for sale.
A second occupant in the suspect’s vehicle was not charged, police said.