RICHMOND -- An Oakland man was arrested Wednesday night after shots were fired into the air in a Richmond neighborhood and the man led police on a chase, a police spokeswoman said.

An officer was near the intersection of A Street and Ripley Avenue around 8:45 p.m. when he saw a passenger in a passing car fire multiple gunshots out of the window, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

The officer tried to pull over the driver, who sped off but stopped a couple of blocks away. The suspect who police believe fired the gun ran from the scene. He was later found hiding in a nearby backyard with the help of a police dog, Abetkov said.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Francisco Hernandez from Oakland and was arrested on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm, resisting arrest and gun possession.

The driver was also located and identified as 31-year-old Felix Dominguez of San Leandro, arrested on suspicion of evading police. A woman who was also in the car during the time of the shooting was questioned and released.



By Karina Ioffee Bay Area News Group

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