A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a shooting at Fifth and Market streets Monday night that injured a 25-year-old man, according to police.
The victim was reportedly shot in the leg following a verbal spat with the boy at about 10:20 p.m. The man, who was not identified, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The 15-year-old, a San Francisco resident who is not being named because he is a minor, was reportedly caught due to the swift actions of a BART police officer, who heard about the shooting on his radio while inside the nearby Powell Street transit station, Officer Tracy Turner said.
When the BART officer exited the station in the area of Hallidie Plaza where the shooting took place, he saw the 15-year-old running from the scene and pursued him, believing his actions were suspicious, Turner said.
The teen was arrested and found in possession of a handgun, Turner said.
It is not known what the dispute was about. The victim has not been cooperative with investigators, according to police.
"Neither subject provided any statement as to the nature of the incident," Turner said.