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Man Surrenders in Shooting of Woman Left on Road

A San Diego man walked into police headquarters early Wednesday and gave himself up for the shooting of a woman wounded Tuesday on a freeway near Serra Mesa, a police spokesman said.

Angela Alicia Thomas, 22, of San Diego, was found by the California Highway Patrol about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 805, about 500 yards north of the Murray Ridge Road exit, said police spokesman Bill Robinson.

Thomas described and named her assailant, Detective Ed Roberts said.

Tyrone Hite, 25, who had heard police were looking for him, walked into the station about 2 a.m. Wednesday, Roberts said.

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Police had been summoned to the scene of the shooting after Motorists saw Thomas staggering along the freeway shoulder, Roberts said.

Thomas had been shot in the abdomen and face. She was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital in Kearny Mesa, where she was reported in stable condition Wednesday after surgery to remove bullets from her spleen and face, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Hite was being held without bail at County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder.

Roberts said Thomas and Hite had never met before Tuesday. Thomas was in a Clairemont Mesa Boulevard fast-food restaurant when she apparently accepted a ride from Hite back to her Southeast home, Roberts said.

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The two argued about something and Hite ordered Thomas out of his car, Roberts said. Thomas was then shot.


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