SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — A man has been arrested for opening fire on a religious statue in front of a San Leandro church, authorities said.
At about 2 p.m. Saturday, officers were sent to the St. Felicitas Church at 1650 Manor Blvd. after someone reported shots being fired, according to San Leandro police officials.READ MORE: San Leandro Community Rallies for Reform on Anniversary of Steven Taylor's Police Shooting Death
Officers found the suspect near the church and attempted to arrest him but he struggled to get away.
During the scuffle, an officer forcibly removed a gun from the man’s waistband, police said.READ MORE: Lodi Parachute Center Skydiver Dies After Chute Gets Tangled on Descent
After the arrest, officers investigated and found that eight rounds had been fired into a statue.
Police were investigating the shooting as a hate crime and said there was no evidence to suggest that the church was in any additional danger.MORE NEWS: 18-Year-Old Driver Dies, 3 Teen Passengers Injured in Saturday-Night Crash Near Davis
Anyone with information is asked to call San Leandro police at (510) 577-2740.