Suspect in shooting of CBS8 sports anchor in custody

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SAN DIEGO – The man suspected of shooting CBS8 sports anchor Kyle Kraska was taken into custody Tuesday night after surrendering to SWAT officers.

SWAT surrounded a home on the 200 block of Noden Street in El Cajon after they located a van belonging to the suspect.

Police had been searching for 54-year-old Mike Montana. He is a white man who is 6-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. Montana was last seen driving away from the neighborhood in a white minivan with Superior Painting painted on the side, police said.

CBS8 sports anchor Kyle Kraska was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla after being shot at least twice outside his home on the 12000 block of Avonette Court in Scripps Ranch Tuesday at 3 p.m., his employer said.

A neighbor told police that someone shot the rear window out of Kraska’s silver Mercedes-Benz coupe, firing as many as 10 shots, then fled in an older-model white minivan.

Police said Kraska was shot in the leg and left side of his stomach. Kraska’s girlfriend was on her way into the hospital around 4:30 p.m. when she told Fox 5 he was in surgery.

By 8 p.m., Kraska was out of surgery and his prognosis is good, CBS 8 reported.

A car with shattered windows was seen outside a Scripps Ranch home on Feb. 10, 2015.

Kraska has been with KFMB since 1999. The Emmy Award-winning broadcaster spent four years as morning and noon co-anchor before moving into the sports department 12 years ago.

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