Possible shooting suspect escapes from CHP during SF pursuit

A possible shooting suspect escaped from police in the Outer Mission during a pursuit that began Wednesday afternoon near Millbrae, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said.

The pursuit began on the northbound side of Interstate 280 near Larkspur Drive around 2:30 p.m. when a CHP officer tried to pull over the vehicle for speeding, Officer Vu Williams said. The vehicle looked as though it was about to stop but then took off.

The vehicle then exited from the interstate on Alemany Boulevard in The City before hopping back on, this time southbound on I-280, Williams said.

But the driver quickly got back off the interstate on San Jose Avenue and headed the wrong way on Alemany Boulevard, Williams said.

CHP then stopped pursuing the suspect vehicle, he said.

“We were able to get a plate off him,” said Williams. “We’re following up to see if we can pick up an owner or see if it was involved in other crimes.”

Williams said the vehicle could be connected to a shooting that the San Francisco Police Department is investigating in the Mission district.

The SFPD did not immediately have details on the pursuit or shooting.

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