Cop in unmarked car fired at on highway in San Francisco

One of three suspects were arrested early Thursday morning after they opened fire on an unmarked police car on southbound U.S. Highway 101.

A police officer reportedly dodged bullets during a freeway car chase early Thursday that led to the arrest of one of three suspects.

About 1:30 a.m., police said, the officer was driving an unmarked police cruiser southbound on U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco when someone shot at him from a moving car.

The sergeant from the Police Department’s criminal investigations unit believed the gunfire had come from a 1990 Buick containing three people. He radioed other units and chased after the Buick.

The vehicle exited the freeway at Cesar Chavez Street, went northbound on Potrero Avenue and then westbound on 25th Street, police said. The driver eventually pulled over near 21st and Bryant streets, where all three occupants hopped out and made a run for it. An officer was able to capture one of the suspects.

No one was injured during the incident, police said. An extensive search for the other two suspects was reportedly called off about 4 a.m. The suspect in custody had not been identified as of Thursday.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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