Interstate 880 Oakland Accident Victim Identified, Gene Ransom Cause Of Death
It is with great sadness, devastation and dismay that friends and teammates have reacted to the Sunday killing of their beloved, Gene Ransom, a former 1970s era standout University of California basketballer, who was fatally shot to death on Friday, the 4th of February, 2022, in the evening while driving on Interstate 880 in Oakland.
The deceased Gene Ransom a Cal Athletics Hall of Famer who sought to use basketball as a way to reduce violence across the East Bay through after-school basketball games and clinics, after his playing career ended, was confirmed deceased by Doug Harris, a longtime friend, who has been the family’s spokesman.
According to information gathered from the California Highway Patrol investigators, it was said that a man driving a black Lexus sedan opened fire on a Honda Civic as both were traveling north on I-880, as a result of the intense shooting, the Civic veered to the right and struck a guardrail.
Later on Firefighters found a man dead inside from an apparent gunshot wound at 5:45 p.m. near the Broadway off-ramp, on Friday, the 4th of February, 2022. We later learnt that Juan Angel Garcia, 25, of San Francisco was remanded into the Alameda County Jail as he was suspected to have a hand in the murder of the deceased.
We send condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased, we ask that God grants them the fortitude to bear the great and sad loss of their beloved. A tribute from a loved one of the deceased read ”He had the ball-handling skills that far exceeded anybody in the area. He was doing things that no one else could do.”He was one of the most exciting players in the game………..”