According to the San Francisco Police department, the driver they believed pulled a u-turn to shoot a pedestrian he'd almost hit has been arrested, six weeks after the crime took place.
You remember the story. A male pedestrian was crossing Golden Gate Avenue at Broderick Street at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 31. According to witnesses the pedestrian was approached by a driver traveling at a high rate of speed, and had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.
"What are you trying to do, kill me?" the victim reportedly shouted at the driver. According to SFPD spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza, the suspect then "pulled into a driveway down the street, backed up slightly, then shot the victim with a handgun from 30 to 50 feet away. The suspect drove closer to the victim and shot the victim again before fleeing."
The driver took off, leaving the pedestrian critically injured. A couple weeks later, having made little progress in finding the culprit, the SFPD released a police sketch of the shooter, as well as photos of a car they say looked like his.
And that move apparently paid off, as "On October 14th, San Francisco Police Park Station’s investigations team and plain clothes officers executed a search warrant at a residence and vehicle within the City of San Francisco," SFPD wrote in a press release.
As a result, they arrested 25-year-old San Franciscan Easy Chang for the shooting. He was booked into SF County Jail for attempted homicide with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm and discharging a firearm from a vehicle, SFPD says.