A man and a woman were arrested on attempted homicide and child endangerment charges after a shooting in the Bayview led to a police pursuit that forced the closure of two lanes on Interstate 280 late Monday night, police said Tuesday.
The shooting occurred in the area of Jennings Street and Gilman Avenue about 10:10 p.m., police Officer Gordon Shyy said. A 21-year-old male victim was reportedly shot in the leg while he was driving in his car with a passenger, who was not harmed.
The victim drove himself to the hospital for his injuries, which were not life threatening.
The shooting activated the police department's ShotSpotter system and officers arrived to the scene. Shortly after, the Sheriff's Department alerted police that a shooting victim had just checked into the hospital, Shyy said. The victim was able to give police a description of the vehicle, which was spotted in the Ingleside district.
The vehicle would not respond to police requests to pull over, which led to a pursuit that ended on a ramp of I-280 near Cesar Chavez Street, Shyy said. During the pursuit, officers saw the suspect throw a firearm out the car window.
When the car was finally stopped on the freeway, police saw that there was a toddler in the back seat, Shyy said. The man, who was driving, and the female passenger were taken into custody and the toddler was taken into protective services.
The suspects were identified as Jose Granados, 24, and Karen Garcia-Flores, 23, both of San Francisco. Granados was booked on charges of attempted homicide, evading police, carrying a concealed firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting into an occupied vehicle, attempting to destroy evidence and child endangerment, Shyy said. Garcia-Flores was charged with child endangerment and conspiracy.