Brother of I-80 freeway shooting victim calls for justice

RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- The brother of a man killed in a shooting on I-80 in Richmond says he wants justice now that one of three suspects in the crime has appeared in court.

A Pinole resident, 24-year-old DeMarcus Doss died a day after the shooting on the busy freeway. Police arrested three men who they say are connected to the incident. A female victim was shot in the hand.

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"I've been praying for him because he's a victim as well. Those young men are victims, they don't know what they're doing," Doss' stepbrother, Pastor Kellis Love told ABC7.

Elliot Johnson is one of the three men arrested shortly after the shooting. The two others are both 17-year-old minors, but the district attorney wants to try them as adults. One was the alleged shooter.

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Love, the victim's stepbrother was also in court Tuesday. "I want to see this man put away for what he did to my brother," Love said.

Prosecutors still don't have a motive for the shooting, and while police say it may have been gang-related, the family believes it was a case of mistaken identity. Doss was in college studying to be a probation officer, and had rededicated his life to his faith three months ago.

"Everyone is trying to remain strong, but it's going to take some time," Love said.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.
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