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Suspect in sportcaster's shooting surrenders

The shooting led to a manhunt and standoff, which ended in the capture of the suspect
San Diego sportscaster shot outside home, suspect arrested 01:52

SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego television sportscaster was shot and wounded outside his home, and the man suspected of shooting him surrendered to a SWAT team several hours later after a manhunt, police said.

Kyle Kraska, sports director and anchor for CBS affiliate KFMB-TV, was shot in the leg and stomach outside the home in the wealthy Scripps Ranch area of the city on Tuesday afternoon, the station said.

He is expected to recover after undergoing surgery, the station added.

About six hours later, 54-year-old Mike Montana surrendered after a SWAT team surrounded a residence in El Cajon, northeast of San Diego, police spokesman Scott Wahl said.

Nearby homes were evacuated during the standoff, the station said, adding that Montana was wearing jeans, a dark sweatshirt and a beanie when he surrendered -- with his hands up -- to SWAT officers.

Police did not immediately comment on a motive for the shooting or the relationship between the two men but had said they were seeking Montana, who they called armed and dangerous and said drove from the scene with a white minivan with the logo "Superior Painting" on its side.

KFMB-TV Sports Director Kyle Kraska
KFMB-TV Sports Director Kyle Kraska KFMB-TV

Rob Pedley, who owns Superior Painting in San Diego, said the van did not belong to his company and he didn't know Montana.

At the Scripps Ranch home, a silver Mercedes with its back window shot out could be seen parked on the edge of a driveway in a cul-de-sac.

Neighbors, including a nurse, aided Kraska before he was taken to a hospital. Late Tuesday, following surgery, doctors said Kraska's prognosis was good.

KFMB reported Montana used to live illegally in a storage unit at Gillespie Field, an airport in El Cajon.

A former neighbor told the station he had run-ins with Montana and believed at one point the suspect was on psychotropic medications.

"He left threatening voice mails on my son's cell phone. Not direct threats, but talking about his guns and how good a marksman he is, so, insinuated threats," the man said. "It got to the point where the girls in the office didn't want to come to work. They were scared of him."

Kraska, a Boston native, appears on KFMB's evening newscasts and hosts its San Diego Chargers postgame show. He has worked at the station since 1999 and has been its sports anchor since 2003.

He previously worked for TV stations in New York, Florida, Texas and Los Angeles.

The shooting comes less than two months after a TV meteorologist in Texas was shot outside the station where he works.

Authorities said KCEN-TV meteorologist Patrick Crawford was in his car the morning of Dec. 17 when a gunman approached, yelled at him and shot him three times.

Crawford returned to the air four weeks later. Authorities are still looking for that gunman.

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