Prosecutors made three arrests for the death of 1-year-old Jasper Wu.
The toddler was killed in the crossfire during a gang shooting on Interstate-880 in Oakland in 2021.
According to Alameda County prosecutors, three San Francisco street gang members were arrested and charged with Jasper’s murder.
The suspects were identified as Trevor Green, Ivory Bivins, and Johnny Jackson.
“Little Jasper was just 23 months old. Like responsible parents, he was strapped in his car seat. He was sound asleep. Suddenly, the unthinkable happened. He died instantly. How could this horrific tragedy happen? It happened because two rival gangs were having a rolling gun battle across a freeway at 2 o’clock in the afternoon,” District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said.
Jasper was turning two years old when the tragic incident happened on November 6, 2021, at 2:10 p.m. His mother was driving home to Fremont when a gun battle between two cars broke out.
According to prosecutors, Green and Bivins were in a dark Infiniti while Jackson and another man, Keison Lee, were in a dark gray Nissan Altima.
“A shot fired from the Infiniti missed the intended target, the Nissan Altima. Instead, it traveled across the highway into oncoming southbound traffic, and went through the windshield of the vehicle Jasper was riding in,” prosecutors wrote.
Jasper, sleeping inside his mother’s white Lexus sedan, was shot in the head. He was declared deceased at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
According to O’Malley, Lee, the driver of the Nissan Altima, died last month in a separate gang shooting.
The District Attorney and CHP officers thanked witnesses who came forward and helped piece together what happened to Jasper. Witnesses who called 911 confirmed that the two vehicles were firing at each other on the freeway.