Oakland: College grad fatally shot after traffic collision

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OAKLAND (BCN)

An Emeryville man was fatally shot in North Oakland late Wednesday, an hour before his 23rd birthday, after getting into a confrontation with two suspects who had rear-ended his car, police said Thursday.

Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said the victim had recently graduated from a college in Oregon and was driving back to his Emeryville home after playing basketball with friends at a UC Berkeley gym when the collision occurred at about 11 p.m.

He was driving west on Stanford Avenue near Market Street when he was rear-ended by the suspects’ car, Watson said.

The victim then “did the right thing” and turned left onto southbound Market Street then pulled over at a bus stop in the 5800 block of Market, near ASA Liquors, Watson said.

He was then confronted by the two male suspects, and one of them shot him, Watson said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police don’t believe that the victim, who would have turned 23 Thursday, knew the suspects prior to the collision, she said.

The suspects’ vehicle is described as a newer-model four-door silver sedan, according to Watson.

Police have not released a description of the suspects.

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