CHERRYLAND (CBS SF) – Alameda County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man stopped at an intersection in Cherryland Wednesday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
The victim was stopped in his red Dodge pickup truck on southbound Meekland Avenue while waiting to make a left turn onto Blossom Hill Road when a gunman approached and shot him at about 1 p.m., sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said.
The suspect fled on foot down nearby railroad tracks. Deputies responded and shut down the intersection, where the victim was pronounced dead.
Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter and used dogs and a helicopter to search for the suspect.
The initial information they obtained about the suspect was limited, but investigators were reviewing surveillance footage to better find out what he looks like, Kelly said.
As of about 3:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office announced a person of interest had been detained in the case and later confirmed the person had been arrested as a suspect.
Streets remain closed in the area. The intersection of Blossom Hill and Meekland will be closed for several hours as investigators process the crime scene for evidence, Kelly said.
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