HAYWARD, Calif. – A San Francisco Bay Area transit officer was shot in the arm by a fleeing suspect Friday who was then shot by a second officer, officials said.
The officer suffered a non-life threatening wound in the morning shooting, Bay Area Rapid Transit spokeswoman Denisse Gonzalez said. She did not know the suspect's condition. Neither the officer nor the suspect was identified.
Gonzalez said officers approached the suspect in a parking area at the Hayward station around 11:15 a.m. As the officers tried to identify the suspect, the suspect ran, turned and shot at the officers in pursuit. The wounded officer and suspect were being treated at a hospital.
Mauricio Palma, 15, who had just opened a new drone for Christmas, said he and his father ran out when they heard gunshots and saw two officers struggling to handcuff a man.
One of the officers was bleeding from his upper arm, Palma told the Oakland Tribune (http://bayareane.ws/1kjZ33m).
"There was a lot of blood," he said. "He was kind of woozy." Palma said he advised the officer to put pressure on the wound and helped him up before a police car took him away.