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CHP Chase Following I-880 Shooting Leads To Major Fremont Crash; Suspect Arrested

FREMONT (CBS SF) – A California Highway Patrol pursuit involving a freeway shooting suspect on Interstate 880 ended in a major collision and an arrest in Fremont Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting following a traffic altercation on southbound 880 near Industrial Parkway in Hayward around 4:35 p.m.

According to the CHP, the victim's vehicle was struck by one bullet, but the occupants inside were not injured.

The driver, who did not want to be identified, described the moments before the shooter opened fire on his pickup. "I went to a different lane, then he went to the side and shot through the passenger side," he told KPIX 5.

"And after that, he just took off and I was chasing him through the side of the road. I didn't want him to get away," the driver went on to say.

Officers spotted the suspect driving recklessly near the Decoto Road exit and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued for several miles into Fremont, which ended in a collision near Auto Mall Parkway and Grimmer Boulevard, just off the freeway.

Video from the scene showed two cars involved in the collision near the intersection of Auto Mall and Grimmer. Numerous police vehicles were visible at the scene.

Fremont Auto Mall Parkway crash investigation
Fremont Auto Mall Parkway crash investigation (CBS)

Around 5:20 p.m., Fremont Police issued an alert asking people to stay away from the intersection due to the police activity surrounding the collision. The roadway reopened around 7:30 p.m.

CHP said the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Kevin Sanders of Berkeley, was taken into custody. The suspect, along with the other victims in the crash, were treated for minor injuries.

Sanders will be booked into the Alameda County Jail on charges of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon, felony evading, felony hit and run and resisting arrest.

The CHP said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call their investigation Tipline at 707-917-4491.

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