TV Anchor Shot Outside Home, Gunman in Custody

A man suspected of shooting a San Diego sports anchor is now in custody after a “brief standoff with police”, according to CBS News.

Kyle Kraska, an anchor at KFMB-TV, was attacked outside his suburban home yesterday afternoon in what police called a “targeted attack” from suspect Mike Montana (real name). According to witnesses, there were at least eight shots, and Kraska was found outside his Mercedes with wounds to his leg and lower abdomen. The rear window was shattered.

Kraska was immediately hospitalized and his prognosis is good.

At 1 a.m. this morning, Montana, described by San Diego police as “armed and dangerous,” was apprehended in nearly El Cajon after a standoff with the police. While it’s unclear what his motive was, Montana, who once actually lived in a storage unit, has a disturbing history:

A former neighbor told the station he had run-ins with Montana and believed at one point the suspect was on psychotropic medications.

“He left threatening voice mails on my son’s cell phone. Not direct threats, but talking about his guns and how good a marksman he is, so, insinuated threats,” the man said. “It got to the point where the girls in the office didn’t want to come to work. They were scared of him.”

[CBS News]
[Image via KFMB-TV]

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