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NSIB: Felon arrested following car chase through Napa,

A felon wanted in two shootings being investigated by San Francisco Police was arrested following a vehicle pursuit through Napa on Tuesday, according to the Napa Special Investigations Bureau.

During the afternoon pursuit, which started in north Napa, a rifle and a bag were thrown from the car, police said.

NSIB detectives had attempted to pull the vehicle over after recognizing the driver as Howard Edejer, 33, of San Mateo County, who was wanted by San Francisco Police. Instead of pulling over, the vehicle fled from officers until failing to negotiate a turn from southbound Solano Avenue onto the southbound Highway 29 on ramp south of Lincoln Avenue. Edejer got out of the car and started running, but was quickly taken into custody.

Detectives recovered the bag and the short-barreled AR-15 rifle/pistol that was thrown from the car in addition to two 30-round magazines, one of which was loaded. Detectives said they found a 10mm Kimber semi-automatic pistol loaded with eight Radically Invasive Projectile rounds, also known as “R.I.P” rounds, inside the bag.

A tactical plate-carrier with rifle plates, a type of body armor, and a balaclava-style ski mask were found inside the vehicle, police said.

Edejer was arrested and booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of possessing a firearm, ammunition and body armor all while being a felon and for an arrest warrant.

Edejer’s passenger, Elsie Basulto, 25, a Napa native with a San Francisco address, was also arrested. She was booked on suspicion of a probation violated.

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Maria Sestito is the former Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She now writes for the Register as a freelancer.