Police Capture Man Sought in Kidnaping of 3
Police on Tuesday wounded a 25-year-old man they believe was connected to the kidnaping of three people in Santa Rosa.
Oakland police spotted the suspect driving a car in East Oakland on Tuesday afternoon, about 45 minutes after he apparently freed one of the victims, identified as Wendy Brown, 30, of Sacramento. The other two victims had escaped earlier.
Officers pursued the suspect over the Bay Bridge and were joined in the chase by San Francisco police, Oakland Police Lt. Peter Dunbar said. The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. near the 5th Street exit of Interstate 80 in downtown San Francisco.
The circumstances of the shooting were not released. The suspect was in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital, police said.
Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Jim Carlson said authorities believe the man is David Charles Wesley.
Monday night, the suspect allegedly confronted Brown, Michael Kizorec, 22, of Santa Rosa; Patti Dailey, 22, and her twin sister, Penny Dailey, of Petaluma.
The suspect, armed with a gun, apparently fired a shot and forced the victims into Kizorec’s car. Patti Dailey escaped in the confusion, police said.
Kizorec and Penny Dailey escaped later in San Francisco when the kidnaper tried to force one of them to withdraw money from an automated teller machine, police said. Brown apparently was held until Tuesday afternoon.