Alameda County sheriff’s recruit killed in Oakland freeway shooting

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says they are all heart broken and disturbed one of their own deputy recruits was the next person to be hit and killed by gunfire while driving on a Bay Area freeway.

Video of sheriff’s deputies lined up outside Highland Hospital escorting his body with an American flag over him.

CHP Oakland is investigating the deadly freeway shooting that happened at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on 580 West on the MacArthur Maze before the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza.

The shooter fired a gun into the personal car of the recruit, hitting and causing him to crash into a guardrail.

When officers arrived – he was closest taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The name of the police academy recruit has not been released in addition.

Sgt. Nelson with the Sheriff’s office caught up with KRON4 on the phone Tuesday night. He’s in shock this kind of senseless violence continues to happen on Bay Area freeways.

“i’m a homegrown guy here. I’ve lived in Alameda County for my whole life. And my family has been living here for 100 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this, and my family hasn’t seen anything like this. It’s just awful it has come to this where people just fire on people on the freeway. I’m just at a loss for words. It’s kind of hitting home today. it’ just an awful awful experience.”

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