A man suspected of killing a Bay Area woman by shooting her to death was arrested in Sacramento Wednesday, according to the Richmond Police Department.
On Tuesday, Rashanda Franklin was shot to death in a targeted shooting while driving with her two young children to school in Richmond. She was found wounded behind the steering wheel and died at the scene. Her children, both boys, were not hurt, Richmond Police Lt. Felix Tan said.
A $2 million warrant was initially issued for the arrest of Franklin's estranged boyfriend, Dushan McBride, 43, of San Pablo, who was arrested Wednesday.
Tan said police in the past had been called for domestic violence situations involving the couple but didn't give any other details.
Franklin drove around the area trying to avoid McBride but when she stopped at an intersection, he drove his car ahead and stopped in front of her, police said.
Surveillance footage from a camera at a home near the scene captured McBride getting out of his car, walking up to Franklin's SUV and after a few minutes walking back to his car and driving away. Police say that after a brief argument, McBride shot Franklin on the chest as the children watched.
Franklin's mother, Barbara Harris, said her daughter and McBride were in a relationship that went bad.
"She had called it off with him, and he had been stalking her," a sobbing Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle. Harris, who spoke from the living room of her home in Richmond, was surrounded by the two children who had been with Franklin and a third younger son.
"I guess he didn't want to let her go. And apparently he decided to gun my child down," she added.