Darryl Stinnette Jr., 31, is being described as a man with many hats. Colleagues say he worked within the music entertainment business in artist management, promotions and marketing. He was in San Francisco for work when the deadly shooting happened.
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"I guess they were in San Francisco, doing a job," Darryl Stinnette Sr. said. "When they finished the job, they left and that's the end of my son right there."
Early Monday morning, Stinnette Jr. was driving a black SUV and was heading eastbound on I-80. He was approaching Treasure Island when someone in a gray or silver sedan or small SUV fired shots. Stinnette Jr. was killed and two others were wounded by gunfire. A colleague of Stinnette Jr. says the injured passengers included a business partner and cameraman.
Stinnette's father told ABC7 News he hasn't heard from authorities at all. However, once rumors hit social media, Darryl Stinnette Sr., picked up the phone and called the medical examiner.
"He said, 'Yeah, I can tell you his height.' Gave me some stuff, markings on his body, and I knew right then that was my son," said Darryl Stinnette Sr.
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He tells us friends and family called his son, "Lil Pooh."
"His mother gave him that name when he was two weeks old," Darryl Stinnette Sr. said. "So she would always call him 'Pooh.'"
Darryl Stinnette Sr. says his son went by a different name for two young boys. His son was "dad" to a 10-year-old and a newborn.
"His oldest son adores him. He just thinks the world of him -- thinks he's Mr. Superman," said Darryl Stinnette Sr.
Darryl Stinnette Sr. says he doesn't know where to go from here.
"I don't know how this process goes because I never had to experience this," he said. "I never went through this before. By all means, I don't want to be going through it now."
The CHP's Special Investigations Unit is on the case.