Suspect identified in fatal San Francisco teenager shooting SoMa – CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco Police on Tuesday identified the suspect arrested in the fatal Sunday shooting of a 15-year-old boy in the city’s southern Market neighborhood as Bernard Hayes, 41, of San Francisco .
Officers who heard gunshots around 6:20 p.m. Sunday responded to 7th and Mission streets found a 15-year-old man with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead in a hospital and has yet to be identified.
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Police said Hayes fled the scene of the shooting in a high-speed white sedan, striking and injuring a pedestrian in a crosswalk after crossing a red light at the intersection of McAllister and Hyde streets. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers ended the pursuit after the collision with a pedestrian and released the description of the vehicle to other officers. The suspicious vehicle was subsequently involved in collisions between 10th and Mission streets and 10th and Harrison streets, with a victim driver involved who sustained injuries that were also not life threatening, police said.
After seeing the suspicious vehicle heading south of the US 101 freeway, police responded to a report of another vehicle collision in the area of 20th and Vermont streets in the Potrero neighborhood. Hill. Witnesses told police that the driver fled on foot after the crash and that the vehicle matched the description of the one who fled the SoMa shooting.
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Officers searched the area for the suspect and located him among the foliage on the embankment of Highway 101, police said. The suspect fled from officers and headed to the north side of the highway, along the shoulder before colliding with traffic and crossing the central median, police said.
Officers eventually caught up with him and took him into custody without further incident, identifying him as Hayes. An abandoned weapon was recovered after retracing his steps, and a suspected cocaine base was found in his possession, police said.
Hayes was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and later incarcerated in San Francisco County Jail for murder, robbery, carrying a loaded gun, reckless escape from a officer, hit and run, drug possession and other charges.
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Police said the investigation remains active. Anyone with information was asked to call the SFPD phone line at 1-415-575-4444 or text TIP411 and start the text message with SFPD.