Oakland: Three possible shooting suspects arrested after chase, crash

The pursuit started Wednesday afternoon in the 7200 block of Fresno Street and extended into Contra Costa County before returning to Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — Authorities said three possible shooting suspects were apprehended Wednesday afternoon following a vehicle pursuit that began in East Oakland, traveled to Contra Costa County, and ended with a crash on Highway 24 near the Telegraph Avenue off-ramp in Oakland.

Following the crash, the trio fled the vehicle. One was apprehended on the freeway, while the other two were apprehended after a search of yards on city streets near the off-ramp.

The male suspects were seen in a vehicle in the 7200 block of Fresno Street in East Oakland around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. The vehicle was linked to an earlier non-injury shooting.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled at high speed. They pursued the vehicle through city streets before handing over the pursuit to an Oakland police helicopter crew.

The vehicle traveled on Skyline Boulevard before turning onto other roads in Moraga. It then took Moraga Road into Lafayette before merging onto westbound Highway 24. The vehicle then returned to Oakland, where it crashed near the Telegraph Avenue off-ramp around 1:20 p.m. on the highway.

As ground units from various agencies closed in, the three occupants fled the disabled vehicle.

On the freeway, one person was arrested. The other two jumped from the freeway to the ground below and fled through city streets.

They were both apprehended at 2:20 p.m. after a lengthy search. According to authorities, a gun was discovered in the vehicle.

Police were investigating whether the three were involved in the earlier shooting or had obtained the vehicle from those who were. It was not immediately clear what charges they would face.

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