SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A Northern California toddler fatally struck by a stray bullet while sleeping in his car seat last year was the victim of a rolling gun battle between rival gangs on a freeway, prosecutors said on Thursday as they announced charges against three people.
The one-year-old boy, Jasper Wu, was killed on November 6, 2021, on Interstate 880 in Oakland when his mother’s car got caught in the crossfire. He was just weeks away from turning two years old.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges on Thursday against Trevor Green, Ivory Bivins and Johnny Jackson. A fourth suspect, Keison Lee, was killed in a separate shooting last month.
The defendants are part of the rival Chopper City and Eddy Rock gangs out of San Francisco, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said during a news conference on Thursday.
Green and Bivins, who are allegedly members of the Chopper City gang, were driving along the freeway, while Jackson and Lee, were in another vehicle, prosecutors said.