Police officers are investigating an incident in which a San Francisco man is accused of shooting into his ex-girlfriend's Pleasanton apartment Wednesday morning before running from the scene, according to a Pleasanton Police Department spokesman.
Lester Carl Hall, 33, remained at large for more than four hours before being arrested by San Francisco police near a BART station, according to Pleasanton police Lt. Brian Laurence.
The situation began around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Park Hacienda Apartments at 5650 Owens Drive when police received a call reporting a shooting outside one of the units, Laurence said.
The preliminary investigation revealed Hall went to the apartment to confront his ex-girlfriend, who lives there with several adult family members, according to Laurence.
Police allege that during the confrontation, Hall pulled out a silver handgun and fired several shots into the apartment through the back side before running from the complex. Nobody was injured during the shooting, Laurence said.
Officers set up a perimeter and told Park Hacienda residents to stay in their homes while police began a thorough search of the complex and surrounding area, according to the lieutenant. A California Highway Patrol aircraft, as well as the BART and Livermore police departments, assisted in the search.
The shelter in place remained in effect until around 10:15 a.m., when investigative leads confirmed that Hall was no longer in the immediate area, Laurence said.
The 33-year-old remained at large until about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was taken into custody without incident near the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco, according to Laurence, who said Hall was unarmed at the time of his arrest. The case remains under investigation.