OAKLAND, CA — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced today her office filed murder charges in the death of baby Jasper Wu, who was killed November 6, 2021 when caught in a rolling gun battle on Interstate 880 in Oakland.
Defendants Trevor Green, Ivory Bivins and Johnny Jackson were each charged with Penal Code 187(a) murder, PC 246 shooting at an occupied vehicle and PC 29800(a)(1), possession of a firearm by a felon. Bivins and Green were also charged with PC 182(a)(1), conspiracy to commit a crime and PC 182.5, criminal street gang conspiracy.
On November 6, 2021 at 2:07 p.m. Defendants Green and Bivins were driving a dark Infiniti while defendant Jackson and another man, Keison Lee, were in a dark gray Nissan Altima. The two parties engaged in a gun battle on 880 in Oakland.
During the shooting, a shot fired from the Infiniti missed the intended target, the Nissan Altima. Instead, it traveled across the highway into oncoming southbound traffic, and went through the windshield of the vehicle Jasper was riding in.
Jasper, who was only 23 months old at the time, was shot in the head while riding in his car seat. He was pronounced dead at a nearby children’s hospital.
“This horrific tragedy is a parent’s worst nightmare: An innocent child struck by gunfire while riding in the car,” said DA O’Malley. “Our community mourns with the Wu family. My office will work tirelessly to bring these culprits to justice for the Wu family and for our community.”
“I want to thank the California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division and our federal and local justice partners including the FBI, California DOJ, OPD and SFPD for their collaboration in this intensive investigation and tireless work in identifying and apprehending these defendants.”
“The depraved indifference shown by these suspects shocks us all and cannot be tolerated,” said CHP Golden Gate Division Chief Ezery Beauchamp. “The Wu family has suffered an unspeakable loss, and our hearts ache for them. Bringing these suspects to answer for their crimes is the result of an incredible team effort, and we are grateful for our allied agency partners that worked with us throughout the investigation.”
Both defendants Green and Bivins were arrested on warrants for an incident in Contra Costa County in March 2022. They will be transferred to Alameda County to face their charges. Jackson was arrested Wednesday on a warrant. Mr. Lee was shot and killed in November 2022.
Jackson is expected to be arraigned on Friday morning at 9 a.m. at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, Department 112.
Please note that because is now a pending case, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will not be making any further comments.