An Alameda County Sheriff’s employee was killed in I-580 shooting in Oakland

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A 28-year-old recruit with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department in California who was about to graduate in February, described only as Asian-American, died in a hospital Tuesday after being shot while traveling home towards San Francisco on a freeway in Oakland, by the Bay Bridge toll plaza. He was driving home after attending a training class. After he was shot, his vehicle crashed into a guardrail. The young recruit, who has not been named, was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department tweeted they were saddened that the “young ACSO employee” was shot while driving home from work. The CHP’s Golden Gate unit was leading the investigation. They remained at the scene to collect evidence. The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.

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No arrests have been made as there is no suspect information or motive. CHP are requesting any details from the public surrounding this shooting. In November, the CHP said there had been nearly 80 freeway shootings in the last 12 months in Alameda County, most of them concentrated along the East Bay stretches of I-880 and 580. “Our Deputies have just loaded the body of our young police academy recruit for a law enforcement procession from Highland Hospital to our Coroner’s Bureau. We are heartbroken and disturbed by this senseless act of gun violence,” sheriff’s officials said on Twitter.