Treasure Island shootout follows
San Francisco high-speed chase
Officers and suspects injured
By Brent Begin, Bay City News Service
April 4, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Two San Francisco police officers
and three suspects were injured Monday night in a high-speed pursuit
that started in the Mission District and ended on Treasure Island,
a police spokesman said.
Sgt. Neville Gittens said none of the injuries were life threatening.
The pursuit began around 9:40 p.m. when officers observed a man
at 18th and Mission streets holding a gun. As the officers turned
their car around to investigate, the man threw the gun inside
a maroon Ford he was standing next to and then took off on foot,
according to Gittens.
The vehicle also took off, and the officers followed at high
speeds through city streets and onto eastbound Interstate Highway
80. The Ford sedan exited the highway at Treasure Island and rammed
one of the pursuing police cars several times.
Gittens said the suspects rammed into several police vehicles
and into one police car "head on." Two officers were
Officers opened fire at the men inside the vehicle and two were
hit. Another man inside the car was injured in one of the collisions.
Gittens did not say whether the suspect who fled on foot was
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