The man arrested after leading police on a Bay Area-wide chase last weekend hours after reportedly being at the scene where a San Francisco Police officer was shot was charged with two felony counts Wednesday, the District Attorney's Office said.
Jeffrey Ruano, 50, of San Francisco, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of ammunition by a felon, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said. Ruano's vehicle was considered the deadly weapon.
Ruano's arraignment was put over until Friday.
The police department is going to present evidence of evading police to a neighboring jurisdiction, one of the many different counties Ruano is alleged to have led police through during his pursuit early Sunday morning, Bastian said.
The events that led up to his arrest started Saturday, when Officer Adam Shaw and his partner were responding to a vandalism call in the Mission. The officers approached a suspicious vehicle that Ruano was allegedly driving, which backed up toward the officers, prompting Shaw's partner to open fire.
Witnesses told police at the time they heard gunshots come from the suspect vehicle. Officer Shaw was struck in the shoulder and it remains unknown whether he was shot by his partner or Ruano.
"The investigation is ongoing," Bastian said, as "all the facts have not been determined yet."
Ruano reportedly fled the area of the shooting and abandoned his vehicle near a shopping mall in Daly City. Hours later, a different car, with Ruano driving, was spotted driving over the Bay Bridge toward the East Bay, where the California Highway Patrol attempted to pull the vehicle over.
Officers then pursued the vehicle, sometimes at speeds of over 100 mph, from Richmond to Danville to San Jose, where Ruano was ultimately detained and arrested at a gas station.
Ruano had no weapon in his possession at the time of his arrest, but reportedly had a .38 caliber cartridge.
Ruano remains in custody and is being held on $500,000 bail, Bastian said.
He has a previous conviction out of San Mateo County.
In 1997, Ruano led police on a high-speed chase from South San Francisco to Daly City in a stolen car. After speeding more than 100 mph, he lost control of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot before being arrested. Narcotics were found in the stolen vehicle.
He was sentenced to 11 years and four months following that arrest, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.