Sep 25, 2014
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The suspect in a Richmond carjacking Thursday morning led authorities on a high-speed chase to San Francisco, where he crashed, opened fire on Good Samaritans who tried to help him, and was then fatally shot by police, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

A woman headed to work reported having her white Cadillac Escalade stolen at gunpoint in the 2500 block of McBryde Avenue in Richmond at 4:55 a.m., police said. Richmond police pursued him until the California Highway Patrol took over as the suspect crossed the San Rafael-Richmond Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge.

SFPD then took over pursuit, assisted by CHP, in the city, but lost the carjacked vehicle in the area of Bush and Fremont streets in San Francisco’s Financial District.

At 5:55 a.m., however, police were called about a rollover accident at California and Battery streets.

As Good Samaritans attempted to assist the suspect, who climbed out of the vehicle, they were shot at, police said.

One of the good Samaritans was struck in the chest by a fragment but is expected to survive, police said.

Officers responded to the scene and attempted to get him to surrender the gun, but he turned the weapon on them, police said.

Several officers fired and killed the suspect, who hasn’t been identified.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.