Eastbound lanes reopened on Bay Bridge after officer-involved shooting
All eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge were reopened around 9:20 a.m. Sunday after an investigation of an officer-involved shooting closed lanes and stranded motorists for hours, the California Highway Patrol announced.
Two eastbound lanes reopened around 8:30 a.m. and the remaining three lanes were open by 9:18 a.m., according to the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.
CHP officers initially responded to a collision about a mile west of the toll plaza involving two vehicles in the eastbound lanes around 3:25 a.m.
During their investigation, a car that was not involved in the crash suddenly starting approaching the officers, said CHP Officer Vu Williams.
“A red Cadillac came down the right shoulder of the bridge. Officers gave multiple commands to stop. After several commands to stop, multiple rounds were fired and the vehicle came to rest,” said Williams.
The driver of the Cadillac was struck by gunfire and taken to Highland Hospital, according to Williams. His condition was not immediately available.
Two passengers in the car were unharmed and are being interviewed by investigators, he said.
All eastbound lanes were immediately closed so officers could examine the shooting scene and interview witnesses.
Traffic approaching the bridge in San Francisco had been diverted onto the Fourth Street exit, but the block was lifted once lanes on the bridge reopened.