Stolen ICE Officer’s Duty Weapon Used to Kill Muralist

Holloway made his first court appearance Tuesday. He faces murder charges, plus robberies and attempted robberies.

Inside the Alameda County Superior Courthouse, Holloway began to hyperventilate and then exploded with obscenities as the judge began reading the charges against him. Holloway is accused of fatally shooting Ramos, a 27-year-old muralist, on Sept. 29, 2015. According to court documents, Holloway admits shooting at Ramos, but says it was an accident.
Ramos was working on a peace mural underneath the Interstate 580 freeway. Ramos was with a group of 10 artists working on six murals being produced by ArtEsteem, a group that seeks to stop violence by inspiring people with art and education.

Investigators said the murder was sparked by an argument after Holloway made a move toward Ramos’ cameras. “He was painting the mural and had taken a break and was taking pictures to memorialize it,” Oakland Police Department Lt. Roland Holmgren said.

Oakland police said U.S. Marshals and the FBI tracked Holloway to his mother’s house in Stockton and arrested him Friday.

In addition to the murder, he’s charged with several street crimes, including an attempted robbery earlier the morning Ramos was killed. And one robbery in which a TV crew’s cameras were taken. Investigators said the surveillance photo they released after the high profile murder of a person of interest in the case helped lead to the arrest.