Police have made an arrest in connection with a robbery and shooting in Oakland that led to the closure of westbound Interstate Highway 580 for more than two hours Thursday, a police spokeswoman said. Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said this morning that an arrest had been made in the case, but did not release more information about the suspect.
A woman was shot during a robbery in the 4000 block of MacArthur Boulevard around 2 p.m. Thursday, police said. The suspect then fled in a car toward 35th Avenue and crashed on the on-ramp to westbound Highway 580, where witnesses reported seeing him running away from the accident, according to police.
A search of the highway for the suspect prompted the California Highway Patrol to shut down all westbound lanes in the area from shortly after 3 p.m. until about 5:15 p.m., when the highway was reopened although the suspect had not been found. The victim in the shooting was taken to a hospital. Her condition was not immediately available this morning.
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