3 detained after wounding of San Francisco officer 

Three people were detained early Sunday during a manhunt that followed the wounding of a San Francisco police officer, authorities said.

The three were taken into custody without resistance after a 90-mile car chase through four San Francisco Bay Area counties that ended in San Jose, officer Gordon Shyy said.

The 28-year-old police officer was shot and wounded Saturday afternoon as he and a partner checked a report of vandalism in the Mission District and spotted a suspect vehicle.

Shyy said that when the officer approached the vehicle, its driver backed up, prompting the officer's partner who was on the passenger side to fire several rounds at the car before it sped off.

A witness reported hearing gunfire from the car, police said. Shyy said police believe the suspect shot the officer. Shyy said it's unclear who fired first.

"Everything happened so fast," Shyy said.

The officer, who was on the driver's side of the vehicle, was struck in the left shoulder.

Shyy said the wounded officer, a 6-year veteran of the department, was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.

"He's going to survive," Shyy said.

The officers were unable to determine whether the suspect was struck by gunfire, he said.

The suspect's vehicle was later found abandoned 10 miles away, near a shopping mall in Daly City. The discovery triggered a search involving several law enforcement agencies of the area, but the suspect wasn't found, Shyy said.

The mall remained open during the roughly 3-hour search, but police stopped residents in the area from entering their homes.

The search continued until the late night hours when a vehicle also associated with the afternoon shooting was spotted in the East Bay area.

Shyy said the California Highway Patrol attempted to stop the car, but it sped away. The chase finally ended about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in San Jose with the three detained.

No information was being released on the three detained, pending police questioning and possible charges, according to Shyy. The name of the wounded officer was not released.

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