A carjacking suspect was shot by police Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 101 near San Francisco International Airport after crashing an allegedly stolen car into a light pole and attempting to gain entry into a number of occupied vehicles, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
Officers with SFPD’s Airport Bureau were dispatched to the vicinity of N. McDonnell Road and San Bruno Avenue at 6:53 a.m. on reports of a hit-and-run crash involving a city light pole and vehicle that later turned out to be stolen, according to police.
Officers on scene found a male suspect who subsequently fled on foot to a vehicle stopped at a red light on the westbound side of San Bruno Avenue near Highway 101, which he unsuccessfully attempted to carjack, according to police.
The suspect than ran onto northbound Highway 101, causing vehicles to stop, and attempted to open the doors of multiple vehicles without success, police said.
The officer ordered the suspect to show his hands. Instead of complying, the suspect turned toward the officer, at which time the officer fired two rounds – one of which struck the suspect in the torso, according to police.
The suspect was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and is believed to be in stable condition, police said.
The shooting took place on a segment of highway that falls within a narrow strip of unincorporated San Mateo County, between the City of San Bruno and SFO.
Police said the incident is being investigated by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.