Gene Ransom, California College Basketball Hall of Famer, Shot and Killed While Driving on Oakland Freeway

A 25-year-old man is in custody for the killing of Gene Ransom, 65. |

Gene Ransom, a California college basketball Hall of Famer, was shot and killed while driving on a freeway, police said. He was 65.

Ransom was heading north on Interstate 880 in Oakland when his car crashed into the guardrail Friday night just after 5 p.m., prompting an investigation.

California Highway Patrol quickly determined that Ransom, a renowned point guard for the University of California at Berkley’s Golden Bears in the late 1970s, had been shot, according to KPIX.

By Saturday morning, a San Francisco man was in custody for Ransom’s killing.

Juan Angel Garcia, 25, was arrested around 10 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said. The motive for the shooting is under investigation, ABC7’s Bay Area affiliate reported.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Kathianne Boniello