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23-month-old Jasper Wu was killed in Oakland gang gunbattle, DA says

Dec. 15, 2022Updated: Dec. 15, 2022 4:15 p.m.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged three men with murder in the shooting death of 23-month-old Jasper Wu in November 2021.


The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that three suspects were arrested in the shooting death of 23-month-old Jasper Wu, who was struck by a stray bullet from a gang gunbattle on an Oakland freeway in November 2021.

DA Nancy O’Malley said in a press conference that Trevor Green, Ivory Bivins and Johnny Jackson face multiple charges including murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon. Bivins and Green also face charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and criminal street gang conspiracy. A fourth suspect, Keison Lee, died in a shooting unrelated to the November 2021 incident, O’Malley said. 

“How could this horrific tragedy happen?” O’Malley said. “It happened because two rivaling gangs were having a rolling gunbattle on Highway 880 going northbound, across the freeway, at 2 p.m.”

Wu was killed just after 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2021, while his mother was driving and he was asleep in the back seat of his family car, a Lexus sedan. Other family members were also in the car, which was traveling south on Interstate 880.

Bivins and Green were members of the Chopper City criminal street gang out of San Francisco and driving a dark Infiniti, O’Malley said the investigation found. They were allegedly shooting at Jackson and Lee, members of the Eddy Rock criminal street gang, who were in a Nissan Altima. 

A GoFundMe page was set up for Jasper Wu, a 23-month-old child who died after being struck by a stray bullet on Interstate 880 in Oakland.


In the shootout, a bullet fired from the Infiniti missed the Nissan, traveled across the highway into the oncoming southbound traffic and flew through the windshield of Wu’s car, hitting the boy in the head, according to a news release from the DA’s office. Wu was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Lee was shot in the exchange and survived but was killed in a separate shooting in November that was also likely gang-related, O’Malley said at the press conference.

“This is the worst nightmare and outcome of gun violence and especially gang gun violence — that innocent people are caught literally in the crossfires” O’Malley said. “The horrific nightmare for the Wu family and a baby being killed in such a senseless and violent manner can never be reconciled.”

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