HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say officers found a backpack with a ski mask and burglary tools in a U-Haul connected to the man suspected of shooting and wounding a San Francisco Bay Area transit officer.
Bay Area Rapid Transit Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Jennings says the backpack also had a BB gun.
Charles Goetting was also shot Friday when a second Bay Area Rapid Transit officer returned fire at the Hayward station. BART police say they later discovered a man’s body inside a U-Haul truck that Goetting was pushing.
The vehicle’s license plates had been switched. Jennings said the handgun Goetting used was stolen.
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Goetting was listed in stable condition Friday. The wounded officer, who has not been identified, was treated and released from a hospital.
Officers had approached Goetting in a parking area at the Hayward station because they thought he was acting suspiciously, spokeswoman Denisse Gonzalez said Friday. As the officers tried to identify Goetting, he ran, turned and shot at the officers in pursuit, she said.
Goetting was on probation following drug and burglary convictions, authorities said.