SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) – A suspect wanted in a rolling gun battle on a San Leandro street that ended in a car crash that injured two innocent motorists has been arrested, authorities said.
San Leandro Police Lt. Robert McManus said the arrest came after a 3 1/2-month-long investigation into the Nov. 17 shootout and crash.
Marcus Jones, who has ties to San Leandro and Oakland, was arrested at his apartment and once inside officers discovered an estimated $250,000-$300,000 in cash, six pounds of marijuana, an AK-47 assault rifle and three semi-automatic pistols.
The 32-year-old was being held without bail and has been charged with attempted murder.
The incident began about 12:30 p.m. when police received calls of a shootout between two cars in the area of MacArthur and Foothill boulevards near Interstate Highway 580.
One of the cars, a Nissan Altima, ended up crashing head-on into a Toyota Prius on Dowling Boulevard with an elderly couple inside, according to police.
The elderly couple suffered injuries that required hospitalization.
Davlon Harris of Oakland was found by officers on the ground near the Altima suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken into custody after he was released from the hospital.
Harris has been formally charged by the Alameda County DA with numerous felonies, including the discharging of a firearm, weapons violations, and being in violation of his parole.
He is currently out of custody in lieu of $200,000 bail and is set to appear in court in Hayward on March 23rd.
The other vehicle was determined to be a rental van which had been returned and led police to Jones.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Leandro police at (510) 577-2740 or (510) 577-3230. Anonymous tips can be called into (510) 577-3278.