17-year-old held in road attack on CHP

Getty Images File PhotoHard road: An occupied California Highway Patrol vehicle was rammed and fired at during a July 21 incident in Oakland; both suspects have since been apprehended.

Getty Images File PhotoHard road: An occupied California Highway Patrol vehicle was rammed and fired at during a July 21 incident in Oakland; both suspects have since been apprehended.

A 17-year-old boy believed to have been one of two people in a car that rammed and shot at a California Highway Patrol vehicle in Oakland earlier this summer was arrested in East Palo Alto on Wednesday, police said.

Oakland police, CHP officers and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Kenyon Thomas of Oakland in the 1400 block of Bay Street in East Palo Alto about 11 a.m., according to Oakland police.

Police had been searching for Thomas since July 21, when a CHP officer attempted to pull over a van near the 800 block of 50th Avenue in Oakland.

The van did not stop, and while CHP officers were in pursuit, an Acura pulled up behind the patrol car and rammed it several times, with at least one of the occupants opening fire.

The CHP officers were not injured. The occupants of the van — identified as Samiuela Sina, 18, and David Gonzalez, 23 — were arrested later that night. However, the occupants of the Acura escaped.

On July 23, one of the two suspects believed to be in that car, identified as Joseph Gonzalez, 18, was arrested after an hourslong standoff in the 2400 block of East 24th Street in Oakland.

Police announced shortly afterward that Thomas was believed to be the other suspect in the Acura  and that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Joseph Gonzalez, David Gonzalez and Sina were charged with attempted murder, assault on a peace officer with a semi-automatic firearm, carjacking with a deadly weapon and evading a peace officer.

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