A suspect in the shooting of a teen near The Bay Water Park on Wednesday evening was arrested early Thursday after an hours-long standoff at a house in the 3600 block of East 59th Street, police said.
As of 9 p.m. Wednesday, police had arrested two other persons involved in the shooting after finding the victim’s vehicle parked in the driveway of the 59th Street house. Five others people surrendered moments later.
The suspected shooter remained inside the house as police negotiators gathered outside.
Officers found him hiding in the basement at 2 a.m. and arrested him.
The shooting and carjacking happened about 7 p.m. Wednesday in a basketball court parking lot just south of the water park in the 7100 block of Longview Road.
The victim and his brother were parked at the basketball court when at least three people approached and one began shooting into the car, said Officer Darin Snapp, a police department spokesman.
A bullet hit the victim, who was in the driver’s seat, in the chest. He and his brother jumped out of the vehicle and ran. The gunman and his accomplices got into the victim’s vehicle and sped away.
The victim managed to get to a parking lot near the water park. Several people alerted an off-duty officer working at the water park that they ad heard gunshots. The officer went outside the water park and the found the victim, who was listed in serious but stable condition at a hospital Thursday.
A family member arrived at the scene and told investigators the victim’s car was missing. Police dispatchers broadcast the description of the vehicle.
Police located the vehicle parked in the driveway of the 59th Street residence. Additional officers arrived and surrounded the house.
After two people ran out the backdoor, police arrested them. Police believe those two were directly involved in the carjacking.
Five people walked out the front door. Police learned of another person hiding inside. They tried to get the man to surrender but he refused to comply so police initiated an Operation 100.