Former college basketball great Gene Ransom has been shot dead while driving on the Oakland freeway and the suspect is Juan Angel Garcia. The incident happened while the legend was driving on a freeway. The good news is, the suspected shooter has been arrested and will face the law. The Daily Mail has more on the shooting of Gene Ransom in the apparent road-rage incident in the crime-ravaged Bay Area.
Ransom, 65, was found dead in his car after being shot, crashing into the median and coming to stop in the middle of Interstate 880 in Oakland around 5:15pm on Friday, the city’s Fire Department said.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrested 25-year-old Juan Angel Garcia of San Francisco on Saturday and charged him with murder.
A friend said Ransom was driving to pick up his girlfriend at the West Oakland train when the shooting occurred. Ransom’s girlfriend ‘was waiting for him to pick her up and not knowing that he had been murdered,’ said Doug Harris, former teammate and long-time friend of Ransom. CHP investigators said the motive appeared to be road rage and the shooting was targeted. They said Ransom was in a black Honda Civic and Garcia was traveling north on I-880 in a black Lexus. Garcia allegedly pulled up on his Ransom’s left side and opened fire at least once. Garcia is in custody at Alameda County Jail. His next scheduled court appearance is February 9.
Ransom was a renowned point guard for Cal-Berkley in the late 1970s, averaging more than 30 points per game all three years from 1976-78. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors but never played in the NBA.
This is sick behavior but not uncommon behavior for the United States of America. Until we get the majority of guns off the street stuff like this will continue to happen.
Flip to the next page to watch the video and pictures of Gene Ransom.