Street Artist Shot Dead While Painting Mural for Urban Renewal Project

An artist working on a nonprofit’s mural of West Oakland was shot and killed after an apparent argument with the shooter, report Oakland Tribune’s Chris De Benedetti, David Debolt, and Harry Harris. Antonio Ramos, the artist, was at work with others painting a street scene depicting colorful Victorian houses and trees.
All they were doing was painting, trying to beautify a neighborhood that has seen its challenges,” Oakland Police Lt. Roland Holmgren said.
The mural project’s art director, David Burke, said of Ramos, “He was really an amazing person who loved doing the work.”

“We’re devastated,” added Burke.

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