Kyle Kraska : TV Anchor Shot Outside Home, Gunman in Custody

Updated: February 11, 2015
Kyle Kraska : TV Anchor Shot Outside Home, Gunman in Custody

Kyle Kraska was shot and wounded outside his home, and the man suspected of shooting him surrendered to a SWAT team several hours later after a manhunt.

Police were searching Tuesday for 54-year-old Mike Montana of Superior Painting. He is a white man who is 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. Montana was last seen driving a white minivan away from the neighborhood, police said.

CBS8 sports anchor Kyle Kraska was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla after getting shot 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, 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.

Kyle 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.