Alameda County Sheriff’s recruit killed in highway shooting in Oakland

Alameda County Sheriff’s Recruit Killed in Oakland Freeway Shootout – OAKLAND, Calif. – The 28-year-old Alameda County Sheriff’s recruit was killed in a gunfight on the Oakland freeway at Bay Bridge on Tuesday afternoon in shock waves Law enforcement agency sent.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatality that paralyzed portions of the interstate in the MacArthur Maze.

Alameda County Sheriff's recruit killed in highway shooting in Oakland
Alameda County Sheriff’s recruit killed in highway shooting in Oakland

The recruit, who was driving home to San Francisco, was close to graduating in February, the department said.

CHP Golden Gate Division officials said around 4:30 p.m. they responded to a collision at the transition from I-580 west to I-80 west, one of the many entrances to Bay Bridge Toll Plaza.

The officers found that the driver was shot dead.

Their investigations revealed that the recruit cut into the guardrail after the shooting and damaged his vehicle.

The young recruit, who has no name, was taken to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries, according to the CHP.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s department tweeted that it was saddened that the “young ACSO employee” was shot dead on the way home from work.

Not many details are available. No arrests were made. There is no suspicious information or motive. It is unclear whether the recruit was targeted or shot in the crossfire.

The CHP remained on site to collect evidence before all lanes were released again shortly before 8 p.m.

Speaking to KTVU late that evening, Sgt. JD Nelson stated that the recruit had just left class and was heading home for San Francisco.

He described the incident as a terrible day for the department and called the killing a “senseless murder”. Nelson said the recruit was in his civilian clothes and in his own unmarked car when he was shot.

In November, the CHP said there had been nearly 80 shootings on highways in Alameda County in the past 12 months, most of them centered on the East Bay sections of I-880 and 580 -year-old drive home to Fremont. Another was a young mother on her way for an interview.

A video provided by the sheriff’s office showed the moment the Alameda County sheriff’s deputies and CHP officials saluted a flag-covered coffin of the recruit as he was loaded into the coroner’s van at Oakland’s Highland Hospital.

“Our deputies have just loaded the body of our young Police College recruit for a law enforcement procession from Highland Hospital to our Coroner’s Bureau. We are heartbroken and concerned about this pointless act of gun violence, ”the sheriff’s officials said on Twitter.

Nelson said the young man’s parents were desperate and his sister and girlfriend were present at the hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call CHP’s Investigation Tips number at 707-917-4491.

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