A teenage boy was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting last month that injured a 5-year-old girl who had been walking home from school in the Bayview, police said Thursday.
The 16-year-old suspect was nabbed around 4 p.m. following a police foot chase at the intersection of Kirkwood Avenue and Mendell Street, a known gang turf.
He was among a group of shady people who ran from cops because they looked like they were up to no good, according to police.
Investigators said community tips and video surveillance helped implicate the boy in the Sept. 20 shooting that injured the child.
The 5-year-old girl had been walking with her father and sister at Third Street and Palou Avenue around 4 p.m. when the gunfire erupted. She was struck once in the leg, police said. The injury was not life-threatening.
The teen suspect was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center on several assault and firearms charges, including three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting bodily injury on a victim 5 years old or younger, police said.
During Wednesday’s chase, cops also arrested a fleeing man who tried to pull a gun from his waistband. That suspect was booked on weapons charges, police said.