Gun used to kill Calif. muralist was reported stolen from federal officer


OAKLAND (KRON) – The firearm used in the murder of artist Antonio Ramos was reported stolen and is associated with the Federal Agency, Department of Homeland Security (ICE), Oakland police confirmed.

Ramos, 27, was shot and killed while working on a mural in the 3500 block of West Street in Oakland on Sept. 29 around 10:28 a.m.

Marquise Holloway, 20, was arrested Monday and will be charged with murder and robbery of Ramos, who was working on a community mural project.

Holloway was arrested Friday afternoon and is being held under no-bail status, according to jail records.MARQUISE HOLLOWAY VIDEO

Ramos was one of several artists working on a mural under the Interstate Highway 580 overpass between 35th and 36th streets.

The West Street mural is part of the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project, a collaboration between artists and local students organized by the nonprofit ArtEsteem.

A man approached the Ramos who was working on the mural. A verbal altercation broke out between the Ramos and the gunman. Shortly after the argument, the man pulled out a gun and shot the artist.

Oakland Police Department is not providing any more details regarding the stolen firearm at this time.

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