Man shoots, kills 15-year-old in SoMa, hits multiple cars around SF, police say

A 15-year-old boy died Sunday after he was shot near Seventh and Mission streets in San Francisco, police said.

The suspect, who allegedly led cops on a chase around the city, was identified as 41-year-old Bernard Hayes in San Francisco, SFPD said in a press release.

Officers were called to the Southern Mission neighborhood around 6:20 p.m. Sunday. The unnamed victim was found to suffer from apparent gun injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officers at the Tenderloin heard gunshots and observed a white sedan running north on Seventh Street at high speed, police said. They tried to stop the vehicle, but failed to yield and continue west along McAllister, police said.

The vehicle then collided with a pedestrian at the McAllister and Hyde streets. The pedestrian, a 40-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect also allegedly hit the car on 10th and Mission streets and 10th and Harrison streets. A victim at the intersection of the latter was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

At about 6:45 p.m., 20 minutes after the shooting, officers reported a white sedan crashing near 20th and Vermont streets and watching the driver run on foot, police said. Officers later located the suspect in the foliage on that highway 101 before he ran north on the side of the highway then crossed in traffic toward the median center, police said.

Police pursued the matter on foot until it was handed over and he was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Hayes now faces several charges, including murder, robbery, carrying a loaded firearm, crime hitting and running and driving on a suspended license.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call SFPD Type Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip at TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.

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