A robbery suspect was shot and injured by a man whose home he had just broken into early this morning in San Francisco, a police spokesman said.
The home in the 1300 block of Revere Avenue in the Bayview District where Jamie James, 31, was shot was the second home he had broken into this morning, according to San Francisco police spokesman Albie Esparza.
At about 4 a.m., James and two other suspects, 44-year-old Bernard Sices and 23-year-old Johnta Durden, approached a 35-year-old man pulling into the driveway of his home in the 1300 block of Thomas Avenue, Esparza said.
The suspects knocked the victim down, and one took his keys, according to Esparza.
Then one suspect held the victim down while the other two went into his home and began stealing his belongings.
It wasn’t until a neighbor noticed two of the suspects carrying the victim’s TV out of the home that the police were called, Esparza said.
When officers responded the suspects took off running, leading the police on a foot chase for blocks. They lost track of the suspects after they jumped over several backyard fences, but with the help of a K-9 unit found Sices in the 1500 block of Ingalls Street and Durden hiding between two buildings in the 1200 block of Revere Avenue.
James, meanwhile, had allegedly entered a home in the 1300 block of Revere Avenue when he was confronted by a male resident. The resident shot James, wounding him, Esparza said. James was transported to San Francisco General Hospital.
All three suspects have been arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and resisting arrest. James was arrested on suspicion of hot prowl burglary, which means he broke into an occupied home.
Esparza didn’t know whether the resident who shot James would face charges.