OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Police have made an arrest in connection with a robbery and shooting in Oakland that led to the closure of westbound Interstate Highway 580 for more than two hours Thursday, a police spokeswoman said.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said Friday morning that an arrest had been made in the case, but did not release more information about the suspect.

A woman was shot during a robbery in the 4000 block of MacArthur Boulevard around 2 p.m. Thursday, police said.

The suspect then fled in a car toward 35th Avenue and crashed on the on-ramp to westbound Highway 580, where witnesses reported seeing him running away from the accident, according to police.A search of the highway for the suspect prompted the California Highway Patrol to shut down all westbound lanes in the area from shortly after 3 p.m. until about 5:15 p.m., when the highway was reopened although the suspect had not been found.

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The victim in the shooting was taken to a hospital. Her condition was not immediately available Friday morning.

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Comments (2)
  1. sheila says:

    Here is my comment. I understand the need for a manhunt but shutting down a whole freeway? What did they think the suspect was going to do…run across it? I had driven in from Merced to make an app’t in SF and got stuck in that quagmire. Fortunately, I know Oakland and was able to only lose about an hour taking back roads. Nonetheless, this is overkill. Thousands of us were seriously inconvenienced by shutting a WHOLE FOUR LANES down. Not a good choice, in my opinion.

    1. Eric says:

      The police were searching for a suspect that had just shot and robbed a woman. Do you think it would be wise to allow innocent people to drive by and rubber neck while searching for a suspect who has already shown a disregard for human life? If somebody driving by where to get shot, the police would be blamed. I’m sorry you feel that your appointment is more important than your safety.

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