Oakland, CA- About 430pm, an Alameda County Sheriffs Office police academy recruit was traveling home on 580 West near the Oakland Toll Plaza to the Bay Bridge. An unknown assailant fired a gun into the personal vehicle of our recruit, killing him and causing his vehicle to crash.
This appears to be another senseless act of gun violence on a Bay Area Freeway.
CHP Oakland will be the lead investigating agency.
We are not releasing a name at this time. Please keep our recruits family, friends and co-workers in your prayers.
INTERSTATE 580/80 (THE MAZE) FREEWAY SHOOTING
Oakland, Calif. – On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers responded to a vehicle crash at westbound I-580 to the westbound I-80 transition. Upon arrival, officers quickly determined the solo male occupant of the vehicle had been shot.
Preliminary investigation indicates that after being struck by gunfire, the victim veered the vehicle to the left and struck the guardrail, causing moderate damage to the vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.
Detectives assigned to CHP – Golden Gate Division assumed lead on the investigation and are requesting any details from the public surrounding this shooting. If you or someone you know has information regarding this incident, please call the CHP Investigation Tip line at (707) 917-4491.